Protein powder works by providing your body with a supply of amino acids for cell growth throughout your body.
Pregnancy can be demanding of the body and good nutrition is important for optimal health. Protein powder can provide additional protein your body needs.
Protein powder can be mixed into just about anything! It can be included in not just shakes, smoothies, juice or water; but can be used in cooking and baking.
Protein powders are concentrated forms of protein that are naturally sourced from animals and plants.
Protein shakes themselves are not a cause for acne, but there is anecdotal evidence to suggest that whey protein powder can increase acne in some people.
In most cases, protein powder is used as a supplement to your normal whole food protein intake.
Protein powder can cause bloating in some people. This is often the case with whey concentrates, which contain lactose which can make it harder to digest.
What is in protein powder? Protein powders contain powdered protein from a source such as milk, eggs, beef or plants.
When protein powder is used as part of a strength building routine it should be taken directly after a workout.
No, protein powder is not bad for your kidneys. There is no existing evidence that too much protein can damage kidney function in adults.