Here I’ll give you some reasons why you should be using your protein powder in your diet, so answering your question, your protein powder, why do you need it?
Protein powders come in many shapes, sizes, strengths and formulations so these key points below are generally the same no matter what protein you are adding into your daily diet.
So no matter what your goal is, put a few scoops into your protein shaker, drink and start reaping the rewards of having your daily dose of protein powder.
Increase your immune function
Having more protein in your diet daily can help prevent you from getting sick.
Protein is full of nutrients that help your body’s immune function stay strong, especially during periods of hard training where you are more likely to succumb to bugs.
This doesn’t mean you should just be eating protein as a well balanced diet will provide the best solution for staying well and keeping that immune system firing.
So a protein powder is an easy solution for boosting your daily protein intake and helps prevent you getting sick.
Increasing your size and strength
If you train in the gym or do any type of lifting, adding protein into daily diet will help your body increase its strength and in the end muscle size too.
This is all depends on your training of course, but if you give your body the correct nutrients at the correct time throughout the day you will be giving yourself the ability and best chance to get stronger and increase size if that is your overall goal.
Your goal could also to increase your strength but not increase muscle size, this is achievable too with protein intake and protein powders.
Recover from your training effectively
If your protein intake across the day is adequate you will more than likely notice more efficient recovery from your daily training sessions.
By having protein powder shakes in between your meals and after training you are giving your body the best opportunity to recover so you can come back the next day and smash yourself again.
Losing fat and preserving muscle gains
Another point that is closely related to many on this list, by having protein in your diet throughout the day, this can help you lose weight and also if you are on a calorie controlled diet help you keep all your hard earned muscle while trimming down to beach weight.
You will find that there aren’t many protein powders in the supplement stores these days that are in the weight loss category that aren’t high protein and low carbohydrate.
Reducing your hunger throughout the day
If you’re dieting, protein powder will be your friend.
The chocolate flavour will be the closest thing you will have that is close to real chocolate for the period you have set yourself to lose weight.
The good thing with protein powder shakes and taking them is that they can keep you full for most of the day.
The WPI types seem to only keep my full for a shorter time than the ones that have WPC and similar in them, but you do whatever you can to get through to that next meal when you are dieting.
Easy to drink and saves you time
The last one on my list, protein powder and having protein shakes through the day will save you time and they are easy to drink.
I know that having a meal would probably be a good thing nine times out of ten but in today’s quick lifestyle where time is sometimes more important than money, having a quick protein shake with your favourite protein powder is an easy to make meal in shaker cup.
So there you have it, a short list outlining some key points on your protein powder, why do you need it?
As you can see, protein powders have their place in your daily diet, all these benefits above will help you achieve your goals in your training and life, even if it is just to save a few minutes a day where you don’t have to cook and think about your meals.
Keep it simple, keep a protein powder handy and make a shake every now and then, you and your body deserve it.