Protein powders are a great source of protein without the meat, but you want to make sure you're fueling your body with a proper protein powder. There are thousands of different protein options, each from different sources and offering different quantities of protein per serving. That’s why we’re here to chat with you about the difference between plant protein and whey protein!
What is the difference Between Whey and Plant Protein?
Simply put, whey protein comes from dairy. Therefore, if you have a dairy allergy or follow a vegan lifestyle, whey protein isn’t the best source for you! If you’re not vegan or dairy-free, it's a completely healthy protein source. Plant protein, on the other hand, comes from a variety of high-protein plants such as peas, soy, hemp, lentils, pumpkin, chickpeas, or brown rice.
When it comes to status, whey protein is more popular because it provides your body with all of the essential amino acids. But, when looking to buy, you need to be smart about what whey protein you select because some whey proteins could have less protein than expected.
More importantly, if you’re looking for a plant protein powder to incorporate into your diet, very few plant sources are complete proteins.
Whey Protein Powder
As we already discussed, whey protein is the more popular protein supplement and comes from milk. During the process of creating cheese, milk is coagulated, which causes it to split into solids and liquids. This process is known as ‘separating the curds and the ‘wheys’ and the wheys (the liquid part) is literally whey protein.
While whey is packed with protein, it’s also low in calories (talk about a double-win). Therefore, whey helps your muscles, supports fat loss,and enhances recovery.
On top of the natural benefits derived from our whey protein, we also give you an added boost of benefit thanks to our prebiotic fiber. After years of research, we chose the highest-quality fiber that actually slows down your body's digestion of the protein, enabling you to get more use out of the aforementioned benefits.
Browse our award-winning Nutralean (whey protein) here.
Plant Based Protein Powder
When you’re dairy-free or vegan, it can be hard to find foods that are complete proteins. That’s because many vegan proteins have a lot of crossover macronutrients, which means you don’t get much “pure protein.”
Plant-based proteins offer low-calorie solutions like whey, but many plant proteins are low in various essential amino acids. This is important to remember because leucine plays a vital role in turning on muscle protein synthesis, which is key for building and repairing muscle tissue.
Pea protein is an exception. This powerful vegan source contains all of the essential amino acids you require, and the amino acids are similar to whey.
Overall, if you are looking for a plant-based protein source, you’ll want to look into a pea protein, and that is why we include it in our plant-based prebiotic protein, NutraVegan!
Shake, bake, blend!
The best thing about our Nutralean and NutraVegan is that you can use both to make mouthwatering protein shakes, homemade gluten-free, nut-free snacks and treats, or you can easily add it into your family's favourite recipes for a secret boost of healthy protein and prebiotic fiber!
We love creating new recipes with our products, after all... one of our favourite mottos is to love the food you eat, and eat the food you love. And when that food is allergen-friendly, sugar-free, and packed with the healthiest protein and fiber around - everyone wins.
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