Your daily protein intake is a hugely important part of your diet regardless of whether you’re exercising, or not. It’s an essential building block of a healthy diet, for optimal biological performance.

Protein powders are derived from various sources, usually in a whey or vegan variation. The purpose of these supplements is to provide you with a concentrated source of protein for optimal absorption by your body.

We recommend 1-2 Free Soul shakes a day to get an optimal amount of high-concentration protein, alongside your daily diet. It’s recommended that you consume 1-1.5g of protein per pound of bodyweight, which is especially important when you’re exercising to ensure optimal and fast recovery, for effective results. 

Plus as a healthy, high protein, snack, protein powders mixed up with water are a cost-effective, delicious, and healthy option to keep you full of energy and to satisfy your sweet tooth in a healthy way.

Protein fuels your body so you feel full for a long time, and have plenty of energy. It also promotes the development of lean(not bulky) muscle and is great for your hair, skin, and nails.

Protein shakes and weight loss?

Protein and protein powder isn’t only great for muscle growth and muscle repair, it’s also great at encouraging your body to feel fuller for longer and providing a more long-lasting and sustained energy throughout the day.

This helps to prevent you from snacking between meals which is one of the reasons it is a valuable aid to weight loss as you’re less likely to binge eat and indulge in unhealthy snacks between meals.

Also, by supporting the maintenance of your muscles, it can help in supporting your metabolism, and as a result can contribute to fat loss and lean muscle gain.

And because of leucine, an essential amino acid in protein, protein powders are effective in preventing lean muscle loss and thereby helping to keep the body lean.

The takeaway

Protein shakes are incredibly easy and convenient to prepare when you’re at work, or the gym, or on-the-go. It’s a great way to ensure that you’re meeting your daily protein requirements without the excess fat and carbohydrates you would get when you’re getting your protein solely through meals. It’s a great supplement to your diet, and we recommend taking 1-2 shakes a day alongside a healthy and balanced diet.