Protein Boost: Picking the Right Powder
Health Notes by Dr. Liz
Eating protein at every meal may be the key to weight control and even boost your workout efforts. Protein powders make for a convenient option for adding this key nutrient into smoothies, hot cereals, coffee, soups and more. Most varieties supply about 10-20 grams per scoop (about 20-40% of your Daily Value), perfect for counting as a “meal’s” worth. But protein powders, made from real foods like eggs, milk, hydrolyzed animal parts and beans, are not created equally. Label reading is a must to check on protein sources and added sugars you may want to avoid.