CHOOSING THE BEST PROTEIN POWDER FOR PREGNANCY
At Happy Way, we get asked all the time if protein powder is safe to use when you’re pregnant. Our answer always is that it depends on what protein powder you're consuming. We want to make sure you and bubba will be getting the best, most nutritious protein possible, so we've created this article to help you choose the best protein powder for pregnancy.
According to experts, you should be adding an extra 25 grams of protein per day into your diet when pregnant or nursing. This may not be the easiest, as we're all busy ladies (more like superwomen, right?)! Between going to doctors appointments, work, keeping up with workouts and setting up an adorable nest for the new baby, there isn’t going to be a lot of time or energy left to be constantly cooking and checking nutritional indexes to ensure your getting enough protein into your diet.
That’s where protein powder comes in handy. You will be able to get the extra protein you need by incorporating it into easy-to-make smoothies, protein shakes, protein balls and more.
Check out our range of protein-rich recipes for inspiration.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A PROTEIN POWDER
ORGANIC & NATURAL
To choose the best protein powder for pregnancy, you should be looking for organic and natural forms of protein powder. This means you'll be avoiding nasty preservatives, artificial sweeteners, and flavours. It’s also better for the earth too, so you’ll be looking after the planet your little one will grow up in.
Our whey protein powder comes from pasture-fed cows and is non-GMO, pesticide-free and made using minimal processing to ensure it maintains the maximum nutrition, whilst keeping within food safety laws.
Look for a protein powder that's highly rich in nutrients. Anything with natural antioxidants, minerals, phytonutrients and vitamins is a big plus to add to your diet. Also, try to eat wholesome, nutritious foods and avoid synthetic pills or supplements that have harmful chemicals in them.
If you're looking to mix it up or your usual protein powder is becoming little difficult to digest, then we recommend trying a vegan protein powder as plant-based protein powders are often easier on the tummy. It's important to do what works for your body and for your baby so that you can both live a healthy, energetic lifestyle.
We hope this blog has been helpful in choosing the best protein powder for your pregnancy. We wish you all the best with your baby and your journey as a new mum.
For further info or if you have questions about our products, please don't hesitate to reach out to us via email@example.com*Disclaimer: Happy Way protein is safe for pregnancy or breastfeeding women, but please check with your doctor first. We want to make extra sure you and baby are safe and you probably do too.