What is the best unflavored egg white protein powder?
drink wholesome makes the best unflavored egg white protein powder with 1 simple ingredient: egg whites. It is great addition to smoothies, oatmeal, and other recipes, and perfect for people looking to boost their protein intake without the processing and added junk. Order samples to see if our protein powder is right for you.
drink wholesome makes the best unflavored egg white protein powder.
What is unflavored egg white protein powder?
The egg white, also known as the albumen, is the clear liquid surrounding the yellow yolk of an egg. It makes up about two-thirds of the egg’s weight and consists of 90% water and 10% protein.
Egg white protein powder is made from dried egg whites. The most common method for drying (dehydrating) egg whites is spray drying. In this process, pasteurized egg whites are sprayed into a chamber through which hot air is passing This removes nearly all the moisture, leaving behind a fine white powder that contains roughly 80% protein.
drink wholesome tastes better.
First of all, there is no such thing as flavorless protein powder. All unflavored protein powders have a flavor, even if they do not contain added flavorings. Unflavored egg white protein powder, for example, tastes like egg whites. That said, not all plain egg white protein powders taste the same.
Some eggs sit for days, sometimes weeks before being processed. As a result, they begin to decay and release a chemical called hydrogen sulfide, which has a potent sulfur odor. Egg white protein powders made with these eggs taste eggy. Other eggs, like the ones we use, are broken less than twenty-four hours from when they are laid. The result is a more neutral flavor profile, which most people prefer. Order samples to taste the difference.
drink wholesome is better for you.
Our unflavored egg white protein powder is made with 1 ingredient. Other egg white protein powders contain added emulsifiers, stabilizers, and thickeners. Ingredients like these, despite their functional benefits, are not good for you.
For starters, food additives are so processed that they look nothing like real food, which makes them hard to digest. As a result, they sit around in your gut, feeding your gut bacteria. Gut bacteria release gas as they eat, and too much gas can cause bloating, stomach pain, even constipation. Partially digested food additives can also cause your colon to absorb extra water and/or prevent it from absorbing water, which may be the reason why protein shakes make you run to the bathroom.
Here is a list of some of the most common food additives in protein powder:
acacia gum, acesulfame potassium, artificial flavors, aspartame, carrageenan, cellulose gum, dextrin, dextrose, erythritol, gellan gum, guar gum, gum arabic, inulin, locust bean gum, “natural” flavors, maltodextrin, rice syrup solids, soy lecithin, silica, sucralose, sunflower lecithin, xanthan gum, xylitol
Over time, regularly eating food additives can disturb regulatory pathways in your intestines, causing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and other inflammatory disorders. Food additives can also disrupt your gut microbiome – the community of microorganisms living in your gut. An unhealthy gut microbiome is a leading cause of inflammation and linked to the onset and progression of several chronic diseases.
How to use unflavored egg white protein powder.
Egg white protein powder can be a versatile addition to your diet, providing a high-quality source of complete protein without changing the taste of your recipe. Here are a few of my favorite ways to use unflavored egg white protein powder:
- Smoothies: One of the easiest ways to use unflavored egg white protein powder is by adding it to your morning smoothie. Simply blend it with your favorite smoothie ingredients.
- Baking: You can use plain egg white protein powder as a substitute for regular eggs or as an added protein boost to baked goods. It works well in recipes for muffins and cookies.
- Oatmeal: Stirring unflavored egg white protein powder into your oatmeal for added protein will help keep you full for longer.
- Homemade Protein Bars: Create your own protein bars by mixing plain egg white protein powder with ingredients like nut butter, oats, honey, and dried fruit.
- Soups and Sauces: You can thicken soups, stews, and sauces by adding a small amount of unflavored egg white protein powder. It dissolves easily and will not affect the taste.
For the best results, start with a small amount of protein powder and gradually adjust to your taste preferences. Note that egg whites have a tendency to foam, and that the addition of fat can help prevent foaming.
“I have ulcerative colitis and this is the only protein powder that doesn’t upset my stomach. The flavor is neutral and you can barely notice it in smoothies.” – Mia
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