Protein Powders

Protein powders are becoming increasingly popular in the fitness sector.

Protein powders do not have any benefit over whole foods or a naturally protein rich, well-balanced diet. Protein is extremely important post-exercise for muscle synthesis and development…especially if you are doing resistance training. What type of protein you choose (whole food or a protein supplement) is your own choice.


If you are choosing to use protein powders:

  • After intense weight-training or endurance exercise: choose a powder with solely whey protein (quickly absorbed)
  • WATCH for added fats, sugars, and artificial sweeteners (e.g. Aspartame, Sucralose, Xylitol, Saccharin) that are commonly found in protein powders.
  • Consume ~20 grams of protein powder post-exercise.
  • Don’t overdo it! Our body only optimally absorbs 30g of protein at a given time. Spread out your protein intake throughout the day (Ideally, 30g per meal).
  • Overusing may lead to weight gain due to increased calories.

Published by Brooke Bliss, BScFN, RYT-500

My name is Brooke Bliss. I am a yogi, traveller, and food enthusiast. I am a graduate of Western University's B.Sc. Honors Nutrition & Dietetics program and a 500-hour certified yoga teacher. I love to share my healthy, whole-food recipes, nutrition facts, yoga and lifestyle tips. Thank you for stopping by my page. Namaste :)

2 thoughts on “Protein Powders

  1. An impressive share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a colleague who had been conducting a little
    research on this. And he in fact bought me lunch simply because I found it for him…
    lol. So let me reword this…. Thank YOU for the meal!!

    But yeah, thanx for spending time to discuss this topic here on your site.


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