For years we have had much controversy about protein!
These are all great questions that we will help you to answer here!
First off I have to remind you that the content here in has not been evaluated by the FDA, should not be construed as medical advice, not intended to cure, treat or prevent any disease nor is the author a medical doctor so it you should always speak to your medical professional prior to making any dietary, fitness or self help changes.
First we will address how much protein!
The old school mentality was 1 gram f protein for every pound of body weight per day. This may be good for someone in a body building composition but will tend to create way to much nitrogen in the average persons body making them sluggish!
The truth is everyone is bio-individual and their needs will be different!
As a general rule anywhere between .30-.60 grams of protein per pound of body weight is a good range. That is still a big range, so what makes the difference? One huge difference is your level of activity linked to your goals. A body builder may require more protein that some one who is a light exerciser. The best advice is to experiment to find out the point where you have no trouble gaining or maintaining muscle and you don’t feel sluggish from too much protein.
As far as what kind of protein is best. No that is a loaded subject!
First off I will say that your dietary lifestyle will affect the choices you make here!
As a rule of thumb most plant based proteins will be healthier than animal product proteins.
So here I am will give you a quick best list and an avoid list!
My top 3 proteins:
Hemp protein because it is a complete protein, it is plant based, high in fiber, contains lots of healthy omegas and usually is very palatable!
Egg Protein is amazing because it is a complete protein, tastes great, is very tolerable for most peoples digestive systems and has a lot of brain healthy nutrient
Spirulina is one of the best protein sources!
Yes, spirulina is made from blue green algae and is a complete protein, very alkaline and loaded with nutrients. It is truly a super food!
Whey protein is on my avoid list because it is generally not well tolerated in my peoples digestive systems creating bloating, gas and has been linked to leaky gut syndrome. Most whey protein is also derived from cow milk that has been treated with antibiotics, steroids and hormones! Also most cows are fed corn or soy which both pass through to you via the animal product you consume! This also applies to Cassiene protein.
Soy protein is also high on the avoid list! Soy is in way too many foods these days and you certainly would not want to intentionally add it to your diet. The biggest challenges with soy is the are estrogen producing which has been linked to a myriad of health issues, especially for men!
Pea and rice proteins. These are both plant based but they are incomplete proteins and they tend to be high in lectins which are plant toxins!
In the video we delve deeper in to each of the above and discuss options!
Below you will find links to some of our recommended proteins and also to our upcoming HEALS Seminar (Healthy Eating And Lifestyle Simplified) .