Common Misconceptions About Whey Protein Powder – For Women and Men
Stop looking at a Protein Powder as a bulking, muscle building product, but rather just another source of Protein.
Before we start I just want to make 1 point here that will begin this article off very well. Saying you don’t want a Protein Powder because it’s going to bulk you up, is like saying;
“I’m going to stop eating Chicken, Fish and Turkey because I don’t want to bulk up”
Crazy right? So you want to look at your Protein Powder as another Protein Source. Similar to when you’re going to buy chicken, fish or turkey for example. Looking at it this way will make you choose yours carefully, ensure it is from a clean source, it’s natural and is going to increase your health and wellbeing. As you’re looking at it as another source of protein.
Many people think that protein powder is just for body builders or that consuming a protein supplement will pack on the pounds and make you spontaneously bulk up. While it’s true that bodybuilders benefit from using a protein supplement to help heal and repair muscle tissue (muscle protein synthesis), but simply consuming protein powder will not cause your muscles to grow.
To bulk up muscle you need to train hard, lift heavy weights, working hard enough to break and tear muscle tissue. It’s the process of healing and repairing that makes muscles bigger. Yes, protein is necessary to facilitate that process, but on its own, protein does not build bulk. So don’t worry, if your goal is to maintain lean muscle mass, increase muscle mass than you’re in good hands. It’s the training and the protein supplementation, not just the supplementation.
Let’s have a closer look at a few common myths about protein powder.
Myth #1: Consuming a Protein Supplement will Lead to Weight Gain and Huge Muscles
The idea that adding a protein supplement to your diet will lead to weight gain and bulking up is a worry for some, especially women. Fortunately, nothing could be further from the truth. Protein is necessary to keep muscles strong and functioning properly. If you are trying to lose weight, reducing your protein intake is not the best way to accomplish your goal. In fact, increasing the amount of protein you eat will help you protect muscle loss. Avoiding empty calories from high sugar foods and heavily processed carbs is a much healthier strategy than restricting protein intake. A protein powder is an efficient, low calorie way to get the protein your body needs to stay healthy and strong. Grass Fed Whey Supplementation can be a great way to help you along the process. Once again, to increase strength and muscle size it’s the training combined with the supplementation that will give you a desired outcome.
Myth #2: Too Much Protein Strains Your Kidneys
Unless you have a kidney condition, you don’t need to worry about adding some protein powder to your diet. Be sure to consume plenty of fluids (both protein and exercise can contribute to dehydration) and your kidneys will have no trouble handling any increase in protein consumption. Plus, too much of anything you put in your body won’t only strain your kidneys, it will strain all bodily systems as you’re asking too much of what your body is capable of. So to say a certain type of protein, be it beef, chicken, eggs or even whey protein supplements just is not the case.
Myth #3: It’s Hard to Get Enough High Quality Protein Quickly
Yes, it can be a nuisance to race home after a good workout and cook a lovely, lean chicken breast, but it’s super simple to make a quick smoothie and add a spoonful of grass-fed whey protein. The quality of protein in Life Grip’s Australian Grass Fed Whey Protein is unbeatable. Made from milk from healthy, naturally raised Australian grass fed cows, this nutrient-dense protein powder is the cleanest available, free of gluten, GMOs or hormones. Protein powder is an excellent alternative source of protein and can fill the gap when you just don’t have time to fire up the barbecue and grill some salmon, turkey or a steak. Each serve has a great 21g of protein content in every scoop with essential amino acids.
It’s important to look for quality sources of Whey Protein Australia and you’ll soon notice after a little research, there is only one company providing the quality Australian whey protein you need. You’ll notice we have chosen to use a concentrate and not a whey protein isolate wpi. We are giving you the most natural, rawest form of the whey protein to give you the maximum positive effect of whey protein.
So no matter your goal whether it be gain, maintain or increase muscle mass, tone up or reduce body fat for weight loss, a healthy Australian Grass Fed Whey Concentrate can help you do that. If your goal is body fat reduction and/or weight loss, you may be tempted to look at meal replacements. Many think well it is just about skipping meals and you lose weight and magically tone your muscles. This is not the case and always be checking the label as many times these types of products have a lot of artificial ingredients and sugar which defeat the purpose and only promote cravings later in the day.
It is important to maintain healthy levels of fat on your body for optimal health and to keep your skin soft, glowing and youthful. You will want to healthy layer of body fat under your skin.
Myth #4: Grain Fed or Grass Fed is not important
This couldn’t be further from the truth. If you’re reading this article on this site, I know you’re someone who researches and puts health in the top of priorities. Grain Fed and Grass Fed is important and you’ll want to know why.
Cows are not designed to eat grain which is what cattle are in many cases fed day in day out. This is a poor source of nutrition and to offset this, antibiotics are injected into the cattle to fight disease and illness. These cattle are usually pumped with hormones as well. Because whey protein is derived from cows milk, these antibiotics and hormones added end up in the milk and then into the whey protein.
But when cows are free to roam all day eating their preferred, natural source of nutrition which is grass, they are stress free healthy cows. The milk produced is nutrient dense just the way mother nature intended and then we derived the whey protein from that grass fed milk.
We make a massive point to ensure we do not mess with mother nature. She has done all the hard work for us and it’s our job to retain that perfect formula. So check what you’re buying, check your labels as your health is important to you and important to us.
Your source of protein, where it comes from and how it is made should be of importance to you. The body and mind you have today and in the future is built on what you eat, drink and your lifestyle as a whole. So take care of yourself. You only need an adequate amount of protein and you don’t need to over eat anything. Overeating is bad for your health and does put strain on your kidneys and your body and mind as a whole system.
So try a smoothie today!
Add some healthy carbohydrates like fruit and some healthy fats in with your serve of protein. We have smoothie recipes available for you. It is important to always have protein, carbs and fats in every smoothie. Try things like chia seeds, peanut butter, avocado, coconut oil, cashews, almonds, walnuts or almond butter. If you want it extra creamy, try adding some greek yogurt in.
For an added energy boost, try green smoothies by adding in kale, spinach or some raw broccoli or if you’re pushed for time add in 1 scoop of 5 Greens.
Eat well, feel great and keep active every day and you’ll burn more calories!
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Adam Phillips – Founder of Life Grip
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