10 Natural Alternatives to Protein Powder

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[tps_header]There is no other supplement in the fitness industry that is widely consumed as protein powder. These are the top 10 protein sources found in protein powders, and the alternatives you can take to replace traditional protein powder.

These days, it’s not hard to find just the right kind of protein powder to fit your taste and needs. Whether you’re lactose-intolerant, gluten-intolerant or vegetarian, the supplement industry has it for you.

Has it ever crossed your mind that maybe long before protein shakes became popular, our earlier ancestors got their protein from more natural holistic protein sources such as meat, nuts, legumes, soy, fish, and leafy greens?

Protein powders didn’t become the norm until decades after recreational and competitive bodybuilding became popular. By the 1970’s and 1980’s popularity of protein powders increased thanks to the heavy marketing employed by the bodybuilding supplement industry.

But where else can I get protein if my daily food intake doesn’t contain enough protein to maintain my active lifestyle?

Many of the foods we eat everyday contain the range of proteins our body needs to grow muscle.

Top 10 Natural Protein Powder Alternatives

These are the top 10 protein sources found in protein powders, and the alternatives you can take to replace traditional protein powder.

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Whey

Whey takes the number one spot when it comes to protein as it contains all the essential amino acids required to repair damaged muscle and build it back to become bigger and stronger. Its main source is dairy which can include food like ricotta cheese, milk, and yogurt.



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Last modified: October 22, 2016

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