I often get asked which brand of protein that I use; Bodylogix Natural Cold Pressed Protein – both chocolate and vanilla are AMAZING!! It blends up nicely, works great in baking, and above all else, doesn’t leave me with a bloated feeling after consuming it – read more about why I switched to cold pressed protein below.
Recently I have been hearing more and more about cold-pressed protein powder. My husband has also been doing some reading and is always on the lookout for the most natural and minimally processed form of a variety of products – foods, beverages, and supplements in their rawest form.
Back to cold-pressed protein powder – what is the difference and why does it matter? I found it best explained here, in an article published by Food Matters.tv:
“When whey protein is low-temperature-processed (raw or cold-processed) it retains many of its fragile immune factors and nutrients leaving it loaded with the ideal blend of easily-absorbed amino acids, anti- inflammatory immune factors and metabolism-boosting peptides, along with potent antioxidants and alkaline minerals.
Naturally produced whey is loaded with protein and when it is kept as pure and unprocessed as possible and made from the milk of pasture-fed cows, it is also loaded with antioxidants and important amino acids.
Most commercial whey powders are high-heat-treated, acid-flushed, and stripped of vital nutrients, creating an imbalanced, acidic “whey isolate” that’s frequently contaminated with synthetic additives, chemical detergents, and heavy metals. It’s no wonder that many of these whey products are hard to digest and have to cover up their acidic aftertaste with unhealthy sweeteners and artificial flavors.
It is important to use a brand that is free from pesticides and is made from the milk of cows that have not been treated with hormones and antibiotics. Plus, some popular leading brands of protein powder may contain dangerous levels of heavy metals. A Consumer Reports’ test showed that 3 of the 15 protein drinks tested contained risky levels of arsenic, cadmium, and lead. All these factors render them inferior from a health perspective.”
I am not an expert and I am not trying to issue a scare tactic to get you to believe that your protein powder is bad, however, now that I know the difference I would prefer to choose a protein that is free of toxic heavy metals and pesticide residues, which is why we decided to try something new.
The Natural Whey by bodylogix is sourced from grass-fed cows, cold-pressed, and tested to be free of toxic heavy metals and pesticide residues. It contains no artificial flavors, artificial colors, and is sweetened with organic stevia. The container is even compostable and recyclable. bodylogix is a product of Canada but can be found in the United States as well. You can find more information about this product and where to find it here: http://www.bodylogix.com/us/natural-whey-concentrate. I found the cheapest way to source Bodylogix Natural Whey Protein was through Amazon, and if you are a Prime member it ships free and quickly – and is currently ON SALE!!
I just ordered a new BCCA and I absolutely love it :: BSN AMINO X !! I have the green apple variety but there are several flavors to choose from!! I will typically mix this up before I head to the gym and sip on it before/during my workout – I find that it helps stabilize my energy and performance during workouts.