Proteins, of which whey protein is known in particular, are inextricably linked to fitness and strength sports. This is because proteins contribute to the growth of muscle mass and promote muscle recovery after physical exertion. Proteins are available in many forms, the most popular being: Whey Concentrate, Whey Isolate and Whey Hydrolysate. XXL Nutrition delivers only the best quality and purest proteins in the form of protein shakes, protein bars and protein snacks. The use of whey protein is very personal, so we present the advantages and disadvantages for each of our products so that you can make the best choice! Do you have questions about a product? Then read our blogs.
What is the best type of protein?
If you work out, you probably know that protein contributes to muscle recovery and building muscle mass. There are many different types of protein supplements on the market, whey protein being the best-known one. Whey is a by-product of cheese, and, after processing this by-product, whey concentrate, whey isolate and/or whey hydrolysate are made. These three types of protein are ordered based on lactose content, so take this into account if you are lactose intolerant since a whey hydrolysate is likely a better option for you than standard whey concentrate.
How many protein a day?
The amount of protein we recommend taking daily depends on various factors. For example, the extent to which you exercise, how much protein you get from normal nutrition and of course your body weight. If you want to know exactly how many grams of protein per day you need, we recommend talking to a nutritionist. In general, you can assume two grams of protein per kilo of body weight. You can ingest this via protein-rich foods or via protein shakes.
What foods contain protein?
Protein occurs naturally in many products. Perhaps the best known among both athletes and non-sportsmen are chicken fillet and eggs. Obviously, you do not necessarily have to eat meat to get enough proteins. There are plenty of vegan proteins on the market, such as lentils, brown rice, peas, chia and pumpkin seeds. But did you know that vegetables such as spinach, lamb's lettuce, kale and broccoli also contain proteins in addition to vitamins and minerals? If you want to follow a protein-rich diet, to gain muscle mass or to lose weight, you can supplement your daily protein needs with a high-quality protein shake.