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Gus

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Protein powder
« on: October 22, 2018, 03:06:09 pm »
 I haven't used the stuff for a good 10 years.

But now I have to use it again. My body need more protein than I can get during my daily meals.

But my questions are :
Why are they so sweet, even the lemon I've tried were more sweet than sour. ?
Does there exists a tangy or sour taste in protein powder ?

The two bests tasts I've found are "Neutral" and a "Milk Tea Blend"

woollypigs

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Re: Protein powder
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2018, 03:38:50 pm »
Dunno I tend to go for neutral of anything that is protein or energy drinks. Cause what ever they call "flavour" is just plain simple gag, ewwww and waaaay to sweet. 

We are eating Huel atm. I can just about bear their vanilla and berry if I hide it in their unflavoured, eg 1-2 cups unflavoured to one of the flavoured. 

hellymedic

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Re: Protein powder
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2018, 04:04:11 pm »
David has unflavoured whey protein powder. It is pretty tasteless. He puts it in his porridge for breakfast.

I order 2.5kg bags from either Bulk Powders or My Protein, depending on which supplier has the best price that week.

Re: Protein powder
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2018, 04:37:32 pm »
Yep, unflavoured is available, but not AFAIK sour.
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hellymedic

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Re: Protein powder
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2018, 05:48:03 pm »
I don't know if these powders are different in Denmark...

Gus

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Re: Protein powder
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2018, 07:21:43 pm »
I don't know if these powders are different in Denmark...

Not really, we have Bodylab who is danish. The rest are international companies incl. My protein  and The Hut group.

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Re: Protein powder
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2018, 07:36:50 pm »
What little research I did around protein supplementation resulted in 0% fat Greek yogurt as the best option. Sometimes I have it as is, sometimes with a squirt of golden syrup on top and for breakfast mixed in with granola. The main thing I wanted to do was have a protein hit just before bedtime (although I can't remember the paper that gave me that idea).

Gus

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Re: Protein powder
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2018, 08:07:03 pm »
I'm eating skyr too, but I need about 120-140 gr. protein pr Day and that is on a 12-1500 kcal daily calorie intake. 
Lean meat and fish are high protein sources too.

Re: Protein powder
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2018, 12:10:11 pm »
If you're ok with dairy I think even better than Greek yoghurt for protein is Quark, which (to me) tastes not dissimiliar and is nice with honey or fruit.

For vegan protein options Form Nutrition do a great flavourless powder which I put into my overnight oats (I am not vegan but taking steps to reduce animal products where I can easily can). They also do a chocolate peanut flavour and a choc salted caramel flavour and I spent some time living off these as milkshakes (among other things) when I had a troublesome wisdom tooth out. The only problem is they are pretty expensive, though discount codes are available and they keep sending these to me in return for reviews.

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Re: Protein powder
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2018, 12:35:50 pm »
... I think even better than Greek yoghurt for protein is Quark, which tastes not dissimiliar to me and is nice with honey or fruit.

Am I the only one here who does not know what NSTN tastes like?  :-\
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Re: Protein powder
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2018, 01:11:17 pm »
Don't even know what it means.  Always thought protein powder was what body-builders pigged out on.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: Protein powder
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2018, 02:34:48 pm »
... I think even better than Greek yoghurt for protein is Quark, which tastes not dissimiliar to me and is nice with honey or fruit.

Am I the only one here who does not know what NSTN tastes like?  :-\

I have edited. Forgot one's posts here must be written impeccably.

Re: Protein powder
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2018, 03:11:34 pm »
For vegan protein options Form Nutrition do a great flavourless powder which I put into my overnight oats (I am not vegan but taking steps to reduce animal products where I can easily can). They also do a chocolate peanut flavour and a choc salted caramel flavour and I spent some time living off these as milkshakes (among other things) when I had a troublesome wisdom tooth out. The only problem is they are pretty expensive, though discount codes are available and they keep sending these to me in return for reviews.

MyProtein also do Vegan protein, at less than half the price of Form.

https://www.myprotein.com/sports-nutrition/vegan-protein-blend/11311072.html

I note that this version is 67% protein, vs 82% for their whey protein, whereas Form is 80% protein.
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Re: Protein powder
« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2018, 04:22:37 pm »
... I think even better than Greek yoghurt for protein is Quark, which tastes not dissimiliar to me and is nice with honey or fruit.

Am I the only one here who does not know what NSTN tastes like?  :-\

I have edited. Forgot one's posts here must be written impeccably.


Just in English would be good;)

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Re: Protein powder
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2018, 04:39:01 pm »
Greek Yoghurt - I can't stand the 0% fat variety; I have no idea why anyone would want to.

Re: Protein powder
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2018, 04:40:31 pm »
Greek Yoghurt - I can't stand the 0% fat variety; I have no idea why anyone would want to.

Because cottage cheese is worse?
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mattc

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Re: Protein powder
« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2018, 07:13:02 pm »
Greek Yoghurt - I can't stand the 0% fat variety; I have no idea why anyone would want to.
I'm not sure I see the point of it anyway. Surely fat isn't the enemy in 2018  :-\

(if posters have some pressing dietary reason to be minimising fat intake, I apologise in advance)
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Gus

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Re: Protein powder
« Reply #17 on: October 23, 2018, 07:16:29 pm »
Just to keep the tread on it's track. neutral seems to be the best option for me.

And for high protein food sources, I know most of them and have tried most of them.
I'm an omnivore and don't have intolerances or allergies. I'm not vegetarian or vegan.

The problem and reason for wanting Protein powder is volume. I can only eat restricted volumes of food now.
The calorie deficit means I need extra protein so my body won't consume the protein in my body so I minimize my muscle loss
and my metabolism are kept at present level.

Pedal Castro

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Re: Protein powder
« Reply #18 on: October 23, 2018, 07:18:27 pm »
Greek Yoghurt - I can't stand the 0% fat variety; I have no idea why anyone would want to.

Because cottage cheese is worse?

I don't eat cottage cheese but like the taste and more importantly the texture of the Greek yogurt, the Waitrose and Tesco own brand 0% fat versions are significantly better than the Fage brand.

Pedal Castro

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Re: Protein powder
« Reply #19 on: October 23, 2018, 07:20:28 pm »
Just to keep the tread on it's track. neutral seems to be the best option for me.

And for high protein food sources, I know most of them and have tried most of them.
I'm an omnivore and don't have intolerances or allergies. I'm not vegetarian or vegan.

The problem and reason for wanting Protein powder is volume. I can only eat restricted volumes of food now.
The calorie deficit means I need extra protein so my body won't consume the protein in my body so I minimize my muscle loss
and my metabolism are kept at present level.

Some body builders mix in protein powder into their bedtime Greek yogurt.

Gus

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Re: Protein powder
« Reply #20 on: October 23, 2018, 07:38:28 pm »

Some body builders mix in protein powder into their bedtime Greek yogurt.

 :sick: Tried it, I needed to be diluted with milk otherwise it was uneatable, to much solids  in it

Pedal Castro

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Re: Protein powder
« Reply #21 on: October 23, 2018, 08:16:35 pm »

Some body builders mix in protein powder into their bedtime Greek yogurt.

 :sick: Tried it, I needed to be diluted with milk otherwise it was uneatable, to much solids  in it

I just tried it for the first time with the Pusil 93% whey protein powder I bought last week, really nice with a butterscotch flavoured golden syrup. I have no idea what the whey protein powder would taste like in a shake but it would be a matter of trying different flavours of you want something non-sweet, maybe a spicy Sichuan sauce?

Re: Protein powder
« Reply #22 on: October 24, 2018, 06:23:41 am »
I would suggest that the actual nature/ type of the proteins is the thing to look at before deciding on the taste.
There’s also evidence about the timing of protein ingestion being important to gain maximum benefit.

Re: Protein powder
« Reply #23 on: October 24, 2018, 12:38:14 pm »
Yes, any more than 20g per meal is wasted.

I supplement with protein, partly for satiety benefits, partly because I am a lazy veggie. I am not vegan, but I find the vegan version mostly unpalatable.

https://myvega.com/products/vega-clean-protein < that one is okayish. I add it to huel.

My preferred option is the chocolate peanut butter version of this. Think snickers shake.

https://www.myprotein.com/sports-nutrition/impact-whey-protein/10530943.html

Beware, some of the option are disgusting - the stracciatella was only fit for the bin, same with salted caramel.

Pedal Castro

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Re: Protein powder
« Reply #24 on: October 24, 2018, 03:52:07 pm »
I would suggest that the actual nature/ type of the proteins is the thing to look at before deciding on the taste.
There’s also evidence about the timing of protein ingestion being important to gain maximum benefit.
Paper here:
https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/8/12/763/htm

Infographic here:
https://ylmsportscience.com/2016/11/29/pre-sleep-protein-ingestion-to-improve-muscle-response-to-training/