At Happy Way, we get asked all the time if protein powder is safe to use when you’re pregnant. Our answer is always that it depends on what protein powder you are consuming. We want to make sure you and Bubba will be getting the best most nutritious protein possible. So we created this article to help you with choosing 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 are all busy ladies (more like superwomen) right? Between going to doctors appointments, work, keeping up gym classes and setting up an adorable nest for the new baby, there isn’t going to be a lot of time or energy to be constantly cooking and checking nutrition indexes to make sure 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, bliss balls and more. Check out our range of protein-rich recipes for inspiration.
What you want to look for
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 will be avoiding nasty preservatives, artificial sweeteners, and flavors. 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 cows that are fed with natural grass in pastures, the whey we use is hormone-treatment-free, GMO-free, pesticide-free and we use very minimal processing to make sure that it keeps the maximum nutrition, whilst keeping within food safety laws.
Look for a protein powder that is 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 are looking to mix it up or your usual protein powder is being a little hard to digest, then we recommend giving a vegan protein powder a go, as plant-based protein powders are sometimes easier to digest, make sure you do what works for your body and for your baby so that you can both live a healthy, energetic lifestyle. Check out our delicious range of vegan protein powders here.
We hope this blog has been helpful in choosing the best protein powder for pregnancy. All the best with your baby, now go out into the world and be the supermum that you are! Whilst your at it check out our yummy wholesome range of protein powders.
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.