I recently went to a convention of a multi-million dollar health product company. Their main product is an acaii drink, boasting numerous health benefits.
I had a chance to talk to one of the doctors that help developped the product line. Overall I was incredibly impressed with whole event. They thoroughly explained their elite products and the unmatchable quality of each ingredient.
I was all ears.
I had a chance at the end of the day to look at the ingredient list of their product line. The first thing I picked up was their protein powder.
The first three ingredients were different forms of whey protein.
Now this is where I had a problem!
It seems that we no longer even question the high-protein food fad we live in, but what is worse is that many of us don’t even care how we get that protein!
Here are a few reasons that I don’t use whey protein anymore (after about 10 years of using it everyday):
- harmful antibiotics and hormones that are given to the cows also affect the whey
- highly processed at high temperatures (killing all “natural” ingredients)
- it is incredibly acidic
- often there are harmful fillers added to the whey powder
I could go on and on about the dangers of too much whey (or animal protein for that matter), but I suppose you can google those.
The next time you are in need of a protein powder, check out the many different plant based protein powders on the market.
My favorite one right now is the Raw Protein Powder by Sun Warrior that I buy on Amazon.
Source: WFM 1-10