Best Protein Powders for Sensitive Stomachs

Protein is the building block of bones, muscles, skin, blood and cartilage. Its role in the body is to make hormones, enzymes and other body chemicals, and to build and repair tissues. Protein is an important part of a healthy diet for everyone, but for athletes, it is more than essential.

People who work out on a regular basis use their muscles more than the people who are not that active. Each workout is a challenge for the body where more blood is pumped to the exercising muscles to deliver extra oxygen.  Without enough oxygen, lactic acid will form instead, which is normally flushed from the body shortly after a workout. Therefore, tiny tears form in the muscles and help them grow stronger and bigger as they heal. This is the reason for the soreness in the muscles the next few days after a workout and the right recovery plays a huge role. Muscles are challenged during the time in the gym, but in order to achieve outstanding results, we must take good care of them after. The right recovery consists of sufficient time for rest and good sleep, and proper diet with enough protein in every meal. If you are not very physically active and you do not follow a vegetarian or vegan diet, the protein from your meals should be enough for you.  However, if you work out regularly, your body needs approximately 1.2 to 2.2 grams of protein per kilogram of bodyweight, depending on your training. Eating that much protein daily could be difficult, especially if you had excluded meat, fish, eggs and dairy products from your diet. Fortunately, there are amazing protein whey and vegan powders that you can take, in order to reach your recommended protein intake and ensure sufficient muscle recovery.

Protein powder is probably the most commonly used supplement among athletes and there is a reason for this. It is convenient to use, fast to prepare, easy to get on the go and it could even act as a meal replacement for a few hours, when you are in a hurry and you do not have time to eat a healthy meal. Protein powder contains amino acids that are quickly absorbed, and the best time to take a protein shake is shortly after a workout or in the morning.  Regular protein powder could be good enough for people with healthy stomachs, but not everyone is able to eat anything, without experiencing digestive discomfort. Many protein powders have added high FODMAP ingredients. FODMAP stands for fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols.  Some of these FODMAP ingredients are lactose, gluten and sweeteners that end with “ol” like xylitol (E967), mannitol (E421), sorbitol, etc. Consuming such ingredients causes issues like bloating, gas, stomach cramps and diarrhea, to people with sensitive stomachs.To prevent this, simply switch to a low FODMAP protein powder and enjoy the benefits from it, without any discomfort.

High-quality low FODMAP protein powders are gluten free, lactose free, soy free and sugar free. Our Low FODMAP Whey Protein Powder is made of natural ingredients, fortified with prohydrolase, which is a new clinically researched proprietary digestive enzyme formulation. Prohydrolase helps pre-digest protein, which elevates the amino acids levels in the bloodstream 55 times more than other protein enzymes, and increases protein absorption by up to 3 times.

Supplementing protein is essential for everyone who wants to be sure they meet their protein demand, but this could be more challenging for the people who follow a vegan diet. Challenging does not mean impossible and our Low FODMAP Vegan Protein Powder is perfect for those, who are looking for a high-quality product that is also easily absorbed.  When it comes to vegan protein powders, it is very important to contain a good variety of sources, in order to have a full profile, with as many different amino acids as possible. The vegan protein by Casa de Sante contains pea protein isolate, organic hemp protein, sacha inchi protein, milled chia seed, spirulina, kelp powder, and dulse powder. All these natural ingredients combined offer a high percentage of protein per serving, minimal carbohydrates and does not contain sugar.

The whey and vegan protein by Casa de Sante support muscle building, promote better recovery, reduce digestive discomfort and help ensure smaller, non-immunogenic protein peptides are formed which helps lower inflammation in the body as indicated by decreased CRP levels.

If you do not have a sensitive stomach, you might be thinking that the regular protein powder is okay, since it does not cause you any discomfort. This is true to some extent, but many protein powders contain high FODMAP artificial sweeteners and sugars, which are not good for anybody, no matter of their gut health. There is no need to wait for a problem to occur, in order to make healthier choices. Consuming more added sugar increases disease risk factors, such as high blood pressure, obesity and inflammation. It may also lead to insulin resistance, which is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Sugary foods can increase oil production and androgen secretion, raising the risk of developing acne and problematic skin. Furthermore, high-sugar foods cause a spike in the blood sugar, followed by a crash, which affects the energy levels negatively. Researchers believe that those blood sugar swings might be reasons for sugar’s detrimental impact on mental health and increase the risk of depression.

It is not a secret that consuming lots of sugar contributes to many health issues, there are thousands of research studies on the subject. Everybody, who is trying to follow a healthy lifestyle, know they must reduce their sugar intake. Replacing the foods and drinks that have added sugars with low FODMAP products is a very good start. The whey and vegan protein powders by Casa de Sante contain stevia leaf extract, which is a natural sweetener that still makes your protein shake taste great, but without damaging your health. Give those products a try, if you have a sensitive stomach, if you want to cut down the sugar you consume, or if you just want to make healthier choices for yourself! The benefits of adding protein powder to your diet should not be accompanied by the negativities of processed sugars!

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