Protein Powders: Whey vs Soy
The difference between protein powders
Whey Protein Powder- protein part of milk products, absorbs well, fast digesting, mixes well, less expensive, has amino acids good for growth of muscle tissue, not usually good for the lactose intolerant.
Soy Protein Powder-high quality plant source protein, contains isoflavones, ideal for those with dairy allergies, highly digestible, compares to meat and milk protein sources, usually more expensive.
Both Protein Powders (whey and soy) have two types: concentrate and isolate, the isolate being higher in quality and more expensive.
There are so many different brands out there it’s hard to know which are best. I have used the brand 365 in chocolate and it does not dissolve easily at all. I really enjoyed the Biochem Whey Proteinbrand in vanilla though.
Hemp, rice and casein are other types of protein powders.
I have tried both soy and whey and my personal preference so far has been the whey protein powder although I did like the soy too, just not as much. I only use protein powders for making smoothies but here is a great post that shows you 5 Ways to get more protein in your diet. Enjoy!
What type of protein powder and brand do you prefer?
Robert Nelson says
Hi Angie MY question has to do with Acai Berry, specifically have or would you use it? It’s(or at the least the brand I have)isn’t cheap($80 or so).
So far due to recovering from elective surgery I haven’t tried it. I’m a SSWT Elite member(nar321)and choose to check out your site and ask a question about Acai while here.
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i haven’t tried as many as you but I like the Designer Whey so far.
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Thanks for the info. I try to make protein shakes for my son when he has track meets. This is a nice review.
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Thanks Pat and Diana. Right now I definitely prefer the taste of whey over soy but I’ll keep trying different brands to see.
Robert, I am totally unfamiliar with acai berry but in the superfoods book I’m reviewing it says that you can use a juice blend but to read labels to watch for any added sugars. Maybe try the V-8 Fusion acai version of juice in the store to start with? Wish I could be more helpful.