Protein powder can be a convenient way to boost protein intake – it’s easily incorporated into shakes and baked good, as well as oatmeal and breakfast cereal, but not all brands are as nutritious as they appear. In today’s Love it, Like it, Hate it, Molly covers the best and worst of protein powders on shelves.
Protein powder with not more than 3 grams sugar for every 20 grams protein. No artificial sweeteners.
Casein Protein | Optimum Nutrition’s Natural 100% Casein
Protein powder with not more than 3 grams sugar for every 20 grams protein – BUT artificially sweetened
Whey Protein | Quest & Isopure – artificially sweetened with sucralose
Whey + Egg Protein | Gladiator – artificially sweetened with sucralose.
Protein powder with nearly as much sugar as protein.
e.g. Slimfast High Protein Shake Mix – sugar is first ingredient, followed by maltodextrin and sunflower oil.
200 calories – 25 grams carbs – 18 grams sugar – 15 grams protein => More sugary carbs than anything else!
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