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5 Important Protein Supplements for Women

So we’ve already discussed facts about whey protein for women.

But what other protein supplements for women are available?

If you have read the first article, you now know that protein supplements that are aimed at women are a pure marketing scheme.

Your best option is to evaluate:

  1. Any dietary restrictions you may have
  2. The macronutrients of your supplement of choice

If these two factors are in-line, then you should be good to go.

Check out one (or all) of these 5 high protein supplements below!

Protein Powders

In this Muscle for Life’s article Mike Matthews from Muscle for Life does a great job highlighting the pros and cons from each of the major types of protein powders available today including:

  • Whey Protein
  • Casein Protein
  • Egg Protein
  • Soy Protein
  • Beef Protein
  • Plant Based Protein
  • “Weight Gainer” Supplements

I am a personal fan of Muscle for Life and their products.  The information is definitely very thorough and this article is filled with scientific report references to back up all of the information they provide.

This particular article is missing a few specific recommendations with regard to plant based protein powder reviews.  Check out this article for more specific recommendations.

Protein Bars

one-bar-supplement-for-womenIn this Yahoo! Foods article, they highlight 9 of the healthiest protein bars that are available in stores.  
Most of their recommendations are widely available in many big box stores.

Be careful to review each of their recommendations as they represent a wide range of protein content and protein sources. This article is a prime example of the wide variety of protein bar options that you have.

Bonus recommendation: Oh Yeah! ONE Bars.  

Oh Yeah! from ISS Nutrition has always produced one of the best-tasting high protein (20+ grams) bars.  Their ONE bars have not been on the market long and act as a key competitor to the ever-famous high protein, high fiber Quest bars.

I personally, prefer the Oh Yeah! ONE bars myself.  Check them out and let us know what you think!

Ready to Drink Shakes (RTDs)

 

Check out BuiltLean’s article on Ready to Drink Shakes.  BuiltLean does a pretty good job defining not only what defines an RTD, but gives a few different recommendations for when to drink an RTD and what macronutrient combination is best for that purpose.

For some additional research, check out Breaking Muscle’s article here which provides a great comparison between making your own protein shake with protein powder at home and buying an RTD.

If you still decide that making your own protein shake is best for you, check out one of these delicious recipes.

Snacks

Want to build muscle using something other than a low calorie protein powder supplement?

Want to try something truly unique?  

Click here to see what just one store (Vitamin Shoppe) has to offer in regard to specialty protein snacks.

This is just a taste of what tasty alternatives exist outside of the standard protein supplement offerings.

Just this site alone offers:

  • White chocolate spread
  • Chocolate candy bars
  • Protein chips (a personal favorite of mine)
  • Jerky
  • Almond Butter
  • Candy

You can’t go wrong with a list like this.  Thank Vitamin Shoppe for getting all these options together in just one place.

Food

You don’t always need to supplement to get your protein.  Remember that there are plenty of natural food sources. Check out everyday health’s list of everyday food options that you can find at your local grocery store.

Greek yogurt can have as much as 15 grams of protein per serving!  Don’t forget about about these easy to find high protein, low calorie options.

It truly doesn’t matter from what source you to get your protein, but please do know that you have options other than your standard bulk whey protein isolate.

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