What is Protein Powder for?
Protein helps to build and maintain lean muscle mass, strengthen your immune system, repair damaged cells and tissues (muscle recovery), top up micronutrients within your body (vitamins and minerals). Whey Protein also contains BCAA’s that aid in reducing muscle breakdown
If you are trying to 'lose weight', you want to lose more fat and less muscle. Substituting carbs and fats within your diet with more protein will go a long way toward ensuring the weight you carry is muscle, not fat (change your body-fat composition). An increased muscle mass can speed up your metabolism.
Protein Powder is a low calorie way to get your protein. That’s because protein powders contain little if any grams of fat or carbohydrates, so all of their calories come from protein. Meals high in protein are satiating, causing you to feel fuller for longer, keeping your hunger at bay.
When are the best times to consume Protein Powder?
Immediately after exercise
Solid food takes time to digest and break down protein, whereas Protein Powder shakes only take about 30 minutes to reach your muscles after consumption to begin healing muscle tissue.
When you wake up
This will prevent the muscle breakdown that occurs as a result of fasting (not eating) overnight. Sprinkling some powder in your oats or pancake batter can help turn breakfast into high-protein meal.
As a snack
When you’re strapped for time, getting a decent amount of protein in your diet can be challenging. Mixing Protein Powder into a shake or smoothie can help you hit your protein goals wherever you go.
Before weight training
Enhance muscle strength and increase endurance during your workout.