Protein powders are a quick and convenient source of quality, complete protein. If you're a growing teenager it's a good way to fuel workouts. If you're just starting a workout program and trying to build new muscle, you'll need more protein than normal. If you're amping up your workouts, recovering from an injury or going vegan, a protein powder is a good option to consider.
But there are so many options out there! Still trying to figure out your whey from your casein? And what about egg white, rice and pea (really!) protein?
Here's a simple cheat sheet to help you navigate the overwhelming minefield that can be the protein powder aisle.
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The Best Protein Powders
So what's a good brand to try? Everyone I know who uses it (and there are a lot of people) SWEARS by Jay Robb's egg white protein powder, which is made from 100% natural ingredients and pure egg whites. He also makes a popular whey protein powder.
Dr. Oz loves Jay Robb's egg white protein powder. He also likes EAS 100% Whey Protein, Pure Protein Cookies N Cream Shake, MuscleTech Nitro Tech Milk Chocolate Whey Protein, Six Star Whey Protein Plus Triple Chocolate, Endurox R4 Fruit Punch, Metagenics UltraMeal Chocolate Rice Protein, GeniSoy Soy Protein Chocolate Shake and even SlimFast.
Have I missed one? Share your favorite in the comments section.