Protein Powder Guide

Are you shaking up your diet in the New Year? Valley Natural Foods wants to help your diet get off to the right start.

However, you may be wondering why you should even consider including protein powder in your diet.  Protein powders are a great way to fuel up and provide energy pre or post workout such as when running a 5K, in addition to helping boost energy, burn fat and balance blood sugar. Protein powders can also help promote weight loss because Raw Fit, for example, has soluble and insoluble fiber from certified organic grains, seeds, legumes and fruits, which makes one feel full, satisfying hunger, suppressing one’s appetite for longer periods of time.

Also, if you eat a vegetarian or vegan diet that lacks protein-rich foods, a plant-based protein powder mixed in smoothies, a blender bottle, or other foods may be a quick and easy way to achieve your daily protein allowance. Valley Natural Foods has a variety of vegan and vegetarian protein powders including Garden of Life’s Raw Fit, Raw Protein or Organic Plant Protein, BioChem Vegan, Nature’s Plus SPRIU-TEN and Source of Life,  Rainbow Light Protein Energizer, Objective Wellness, NutriBiotic Rice Protein, Manitoba Harvest Pro70, Healthforce Superfoods green protein alchemy and Vega.

All of Valley Natural Foods’ protein powders are non-GMO, very minimally processed and free of chemicals, preservatives, artificial flavors and artificial sweeteners.  The creation of raw proteins involves no processing or heating procedures, making it easier to digest. Many of the protein powders are also gluten, dairy and soy-free for those with allergies along with being low in sugar or sugar-free with natural sweeteners such as stevia.

Ask one of our Wellness Department experts for help to find the protein powder that will work best with your diet.

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