One of the most frequent questions we are asked when we talk about food diets is this, if the powdered proteins are bad or not, but before answering this question let’s try to make a little more clarity on what proteins really are in powder form and because they are used in some special diets.
What are protein powders?
Proteins in powder form, as the word itself suggests are proteins exactly like those found in the most common foods such as: Meat, milk, eggs, brown rice, peas and so on.
This kind of protein deriving from the foods we ingest daily are necessary for our body, especially for the muscles, which feed on them in order to grow strong and healthy.
The proteins in powder form are therefore the same that come from these foods but with the difference that they have been extrapolated from a food to be packaged in jars of different sizes, this in order to be able to use them in one’s diet without having to ingest food that could compromise our diet.
Does protein powder hurt?
At this point it seems clear to us that protein powders do not hurt as often as we hear people say around or on the internet, the point is always and only one, that we should not exaggerate, anything taken disproportionately can cause damage to the health and well-being of our body and, on the contrary, if taken on a regular basis, it can give benefits.
Obviously our advice is to always consult a dietician to find out what is the exact dosage of protein powder to be integrated into your diet also based on the physiological characteristics that are entirely subjective for each person and thus avoid incurring health problems and well-being of our body.
Are protein powders bad for your kidneys?
We do not know exactly why this legend has spread like wildfire among the people of the web, maybe there may be some truth in it, but the experts are not of the same opinion, so it is time to debunk this urban legend.
According to numerous studies conducted by researchers there would be no connection between the development of a kidney disease and the daily intake of protein powder.
However, it must also be said that the excessive intake of powdered proteins increases glomerular filtration, so for those who already have kidney problems, intake is contraindicated as it would lead to an excessive load on the already ill kidneys.
In what cases can protein powder be taken?
The cases for the intake of protein powders are different, generally they are adopted when the latter cannot be absorbed through food, therefore to give an example this could be the case of all those people who practice a vegetarian diet or vegan in which the lack of proteins of animal origins could cause the onset of health problems, in this regard you might be interested in this article “Vegan Diet for Weight Loss – Does it Work Really? – Pros and Cons”.
Another case, however, very often involving young people is the need to improve their physical appearance and therefore want to increase their body muscle mass in a very short time through the intake of powdered proteins.
In this case, integrating powdered proteins, especially milk and eggs, into one’s fitness diet can be an additional element to achieve better results in a shorter time, but please do not abuse it, because an excessive amount of protein does not always corresponds to a proportional increase in muscle mass, so it is advisable to consult the leaflet to understand which is the recommended dosage.
In this regard, we list below the best protein powders to buy and take after workout:
1) MyProtein Impact Whey – Whey Protein – 1 kg
2) MyProtein Natural Cashew Butter Peanut Butter – 1 kg
3) Optimum Nutrition Whey Gold Standard Shake Protein
The time has come for our final considerations and from our point of view, after several researches conducted, taking protein is not risky for health, but in the moment in which it is done with full knowledge of the facts and maybe reading the illustrative sheet placed in the package that very often we are not used to reading.
In any case, it is essential to always contact your doctor, but above all when you intend to take powdered proteins in the presence of particular diseases that could lead to a deterioration.
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