Gluten free protein powder

February 8, 2013

It would be me who will tell you if there is something that I am unfamiliar with. Usually in this case, I run around in a relatively obsessive state of learning until I discovered an answer. Dear friends, I am here to share my newly discovered knowledge regarding dairy and gluten free protein powder.

Basically, there are five types of gluten and dairy free protein powders.  This happens to be very common and easy to find.

These five powders include hemp protein, egg white protein, soy protein, gemma or pea protein and rice protein.

Egg White Protein

Egg white protein is made by separating the yolk. Then the white is converted into powder. It has the possibility to become high when it comes to making sulfur with digestion.   When mixed, it will have a thinner consistency.  In my opinion, it is best combined with other kinds of protein.   Its texture, gas factor and taste will be enhanced.

Gemma or Pea Protein

This is somewhat new to the scene.  It becomes more popular when the prices of whey protein increased several years back.  It is obtained from peas which makes it a vegan-friendly option.  Gemma has a thick consistency and its flavor is slightly nutty.  I have tried the gemma which is also non-GMO.  It can be used on its own or combined with another kind of protein like……

Rice Protein

This is also another vegan-friendly option.  The rice protein I have tried is also non-GMO. It was derived from brown rice.  Rice protein has a thinner consistency. Though, its texture is gritty, it has a ‘cleaner’ flavor.

Soy Protein

This is obtained from defatted soybean flakes.  The use of soy supplements in the diet has resulted to a lot of media controversy and conflicting research. Even the GMO or genetically modified organism situation has become controversial. Although, this may not be included in the scope of this article, you need to know that it exists.  You can find articles and research which support both sides of the story.  Whatever your decision is, you have to make sure that it is independent and educated.

Hemp Protein

This will not make you high in spite of the fact that a lot of people wish otherwise.  It would have been more expensive if it did.  But take note that hemp protein contains some unique characteristics.  It has essential fatty acids and fiber.  In every thirty gram serving, you can have four grams of fiber and six grams of fat. You can also have fifteen grams of protein.   Other proteins have a bit more protein in every serving with an average of 24-25 grams.  Also, there is little to no fat and fiber. I have not tried hemp yet.  Hemp is also known as a vegan friendly option.

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