If you are on a fitness kick, you may want to enhance your workouts with supplements and protein powders. If you are not quite sure where to begin with supplements and proteins, here are a few you should try out ASAP, it can be an overwhelming world so I am here to offer a little bit of clarity.
Protein Powders are super easy to find today. There are not only multiple different kinds of proteins made from different things. But there are also various flavours to choose from. Find a protein that is natural and made from ingredients that your recognise. If your read the ingredients and are not able to pronounce or are not familiar with, put it back on the shelf! If you want to start a new uber healthy lifestyle, it is super important to be aware of what you are putting into your body at all times. When it comes to the flavour, think about how you are predominantly going to be using it. If you are going to be drinking it by itself with either plain milk or water, pick a flavour that you will enjoy the taste of. If you plan to use it in smoothies, or sprinkled on yoghurt, I recommend choosing a more plain flavour, such as vanilla or flavourless. Protein powders can be overwhelming to choose, so think of it as a trial and error type situation, stick to buying small bags until you find the brand and flavour that you are obsessed with!
A great way to get your greens in for the day in through powder form. Powdered greens are freeze dried and then blended into a powder form. Add this into smoothies and you can make them taste amazing! You can sweeten them up with a banana, almond milk, protein powder and any other little add ons you wish. Powdered greens vary from brand to brand but generally speaking they include leafy greens such as kale and spinach, plus many others that are beyond healthy! Powdered form is much easier to force yourself to eat day to day.
BCAAs stands for branched-chain amino acids, this is a supplement used to reduce fatigue, and boost energy production. BCAAs are also used to help support muscle growth, muscle recovery and repair. This can be used during a workout or after, whatever your preference is. This is a supplement that you need to try ASAP. It is one that people who are new to the fitness world may not be too familiar with, but it is worth looking into.
Pre workout has been heard of time and time again. I personally don’t feel the need for pre-workout especially if I have the other proteins and supplements in my routine. However, I feel I am in the minority with that one, so if you feel like you need a burst of energy and really want to pump some iron in the gym, give this a go. Pre-workouts can be hit or miss with a lot of people, you will have to trial a few before you find the one that works for you. Helping to reduce fatigue and tiredness. So if you are in NO mood to workout chug some pre-workout and get to it!
It is important to not only have supplements to support muscle growth, recovery and repair, but you have to also make sure you are getting your necessary vitamins and minerals. A supplement in powder form that you can include in smoothies or shakes, that has your necessary vitamins will help to assist in reaching your workout goals! Try it out ASAP!