The final part of Getting to Know Your Whey Around, focuses on one thing.. what to look for on the whey container when choosing a brand. There needs to be a shift in our mindset. We can’t be naive and just pick up the most attractive looking whey protein. I’m going to give you the tools to be nutrition savy. It’s about being aware of everything that is going in to your body.
4 Important tips when choosing a whey
1. Look for one that contains the necessary BCAAS that are needed from suppliments. BCAAS or branched chain amino acids are essential for muscle recovery and repair. There are 20 of them in total. 11 of these can be made in our bodies. The remaining 9 cannot. That is why we need get them from our food or suppliments such as a quality whey protein.
The nine essential amino acids are Lysine, Methionine, Leucine, Phenylalanine, Valine, Isoleucine, Histidine, Threonine and Tryptophan.
2. Find a shake low in carbohydrates. Whey is about getting your serious protein dose. One high in carbs is going to completely defeat the objective.
3. Find one with at least 20g of protein per serving. Some cheap shakes contain a poor protein content and a high sugar percentage.
4. If you are looking at adding a shake into a strict meal plan then take a good look at the calorie content too.
Now that you know exactly what you need in your whey shake, let’s just cover a few more commonly asked questions….
1. Are whey proteins bad for you?
No. Whey proteins as mentioned before have great health benefits. They should not be taken in excess though. Look at the label with regards to serving amount. One should not exceed two shakes per day.
2. When is the best time to take your chosen whey?
The best results are shown when it is taken WITHIN 1 hour after your workout. However, it’s important to get a certain amount of protein in your daily diet, so don’t skip your whey shake just because you missed the hour.
3. Do I take whey on days that I’m not training?
Yes, you need sufficient protein on rest days as well! So take your shake on these days too.
If there is one thing you take with you from this specific Babe Blog… I want you to acknowledge what you are putting in your body. Please try out some of the reputable listed brands mentioned in PART 2. Remember to check the nutritional information on a container before purchasing anything. You can’t just believe a brand ag first glance. Some will claim ‘high protein’ but could have a high carb content as well. I hope I have helped you in your search of the BEST WHEY FOR YOU.