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Which protein powder is right for you?
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Which protein powder is right for you?

You’ll find a vast number of protein powders on your natural grocers’ shelves, including vegan, gluten-free and organic varieties. Which one is right for you?

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The first consideration is protein quality, traditionally rated by biological value (BV), the proportion of a protein that can be synthesized and used by the body’s cells. The newest measure is the Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score (PDCAAS), which measures both amino acid profile and digestibility, with the highest number being 1. Also keep an eye on sugar content and added flavorings, and check the label for other ingredients like vitamins, minerals and fiber, which you may or may not want.

Use this handy chart to decide which powder is right for you.

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Designer Whey Chocolate

Next Proteins Designer Whey Protein packs 18 gm of whey protein into each serving—with just 2 gm of sugar—plus B vitamins and glutamine, the most abundant amino acid found in muscle.

Nature's Plus Butter Swirl

Nature’s Plus Spiru-tein Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl is formulated with isolated soy protein from only non-GMO soybeans, along with rice and pea protein, plus added vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and green foods. Just stir into cold milk or juice.

Nutiva Organic Powder

Nutiva Organic Hemp Protein Powder  is fantastic for active people and smoothie lovers who want high protein and great flavor. Fiber has been sifted out to boost the protein content to 50%, yielding a sweet, smooth, and light powder.

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