Yadira Galarza Cauchi from ADOREBEAUTY recently interviewed Dr Simone for an article about the benefits of quality wholefood protein drinks for your diet and what to avoid when selecting your protein powder.
“Protein powders made from wholefood ingredients means they’re bioavailable so your gut can easily absorb and utilise the essential amino acids as building blocks for your health. The nine essential amino acids are also key building blocks for protein and therefore can assist with collagen production, the framework to keep your skin looking fresh and youthful,” said Dr Simone.
what ingredients to look for when selecting a protein powder
WHOLEFOOD PROTEIN POWDER OVER WHEY PROTEIN
Wholefood Plant protein has far superior utilisation and uptake into the cell and muscle than whey. Plants absorb more easily than any product derived from dairy foods. Whey protein powders are by-products of the liquid waste products of cheese production and still contain a small amount of lactose. Lactose is very hard to digest in a lot of people and is the sugar component of milk (which is why many whey protein powders leave you feeling bloated and full of gas).
AVOID GLUTEN IN PROTEIN POWDER
After treating clients for over 20 years, I have seen a huge rise in gluten intolerance mainly due to more genetically modified foods. Fifty years ago, gluten ratios in oats and spelt were extremely limited and didn’t seem to cause IBS issues. Now, since the gluten ratios are so much higher in most grains, it is causing huge IBS symptoms from wind, bloating, constipation, fatigue, brain fog and diarrhoea.
AVOID ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS
There have been many published papers now linking artificial sweeteners [including dextrins/malotdextrins] to weight gain, metabolic syndrome, gut inflammation and disease. These fake sweeteners are also linked to headaches, migraines and even more serious conditions like cardiovascular disease as seen in this published paper so why risk it?
Other ingredients to watch out for include skim milk powders, thickeners and gums, and vegetable oils and fats.
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