There are so many protein powders out there that confusion can often set in. Which one do you purchase? Here is what to look for when choosing the right protein powder:
Does the protein powder contain dairy, soy, gluten, or egg?
Choosing the best, protein powder for you depends on your dietary restrictions. If you’re lactose intolerant or on a non-dairy diet, then choosing a plant-based protein might fit right in with your lifestyle.
310 Nutrition offers two types of protein powders, a plant-based protein powder and our improved whey option.
310 Plant-Based Protein
Differences: Our plant-based option has 15 grams of protein, 7 grams of carbs, and 1 gram of fat per scoop. What is great about our plant-based option is that it contains no sugar, dairy, soy, nuts, or gluten.
310 Whey Protein Is Back: New and Improved!
310 whey protein was discontinued temporarily; however, it is back and better than ever! Our 2.0 whey protein powder contains soy and milk for soy lovers as well as fearless dairy fans.
Different Yet Similar
Yes, whey and plant-based proteins are different but offer mutual health benefits, no matter if you are living a non-dairy lifestyle or not.
Both 310 plant-based protein powder and 310 whey protein powder offer advantages. The benefits of plant and whey protein are:
- Prebiotic Fiber
Egg + Nut Free Protein Powder Benefits
Egg- and nut-free protein powders are great for those who suffer from allergies. Having a nut allergy, especially, is not something to take lightly. Nut allergies can have serious health ramifications, even causing death. According to Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), more than 170 foods are reported to trigger allergic reactions:
“Eight major food allergens – milk, egg, peanut, tree nuts, wheat, soy, fish and crustacean shellfish – are responsible for most of the serious food allergy reactions in the United States.”
And being egg-free is also a huge factor in living a vegan lifestyle.
What’s The Deal With Gluten?
“Gluten proteins play a key role in determining the unique baking quality of wheat by conferring water absorption capacity, cohesivity, viscosity and elasticity on dough.”
You might see “Gluten-Free” on labels for various foods at your local grocery store, but what do gluten-heavy foods do to our bodies? For starters, many people are gluten intolerant because foods with gluten exacerbate celiac disease. In this case, the body reacts to gluten as if it is poison.
How do you know if you suffer from celiac disease?
“Symptoms of celiac disease can include bloating, gas, diarrhea, weight loss or gain, constant fatigue or weakness, headaches, infertility, depression that does not respond to medication, abdominal pain, bone pain and anemia.”
To summarize, a gluten-free diet helps those sensitive to gluten and is a safe choice for most health conscious folks looking to maintain their physique.
Finally, prebiotic fiber adds to a fit and fabulous you. But, what does prebiotic fiber do to our body and how does it benefit us? Here is how the scientific journal Gut Microbes defines prebiotics fiber:
“Prebiotic fibers are non-digestible carbohydrates that promote the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut. Prebiotic consumption may benefit obesity and associated co-morbidities by improving or normalizing the dysbiosis of the gut microbiota.”
The study further concludes that a gluten-free diet offers long-term benefits.
“Prebiotic fibers increased Firmicutes and decreased Bacteroidetes, a profile often associated with a leaner phenotype. Bifidobacteria and Lactobacillus numbers also increased. Changes in the gut microbiota correlated with energy intake, glucose, insulin, satiety hormones, and hepatic cholesterol and triglyceride accumulation.”
Both 310 Plant & Whey Protein Powders Are Great For Anyone
At the end of the day, you can trust that whether you dairy-free or dairy-friendly, 310 Nutrition offers healthy protein powder for you lifestyle choices. Our whey protein includes a new green blend with powerful superfoods like organic broccoli, kale, spinach, spiralina, and cracked cell chlorella.