I have tons of food sensitivities and allergies. As with most people, if you are in tune to your body, you have a few of your own. If you can’t seem to find a good protein shake for your needs, then it’s time you looked into a brown rice protein shake. It’s gluten free, dairy free, soy free and high in protein with low carbs. It’s the only thing that my body doesn’t react to.
Since most women don’t get enough protein, it’s important to supplement your diet to ensure that you don’t gain excess fat and have cravings for sugar.
Here is what Muscle and Fitness had to say about brown rice protein shakes.
Although rice normally is a heavy carb source that is low in protein, rice protein powder contains about 70 percent protein. That’s because the rice goes through a specialized manufacturing process that treats the brown rice with enzymes that separates the protein from the carbs. Brown rice protein powder actually has about four times the amount of arginine that whey contains, and still more arginine than any other protein powder that I’ve seen. This is important because arginine is readily converted to nitric oxide (NO) in the body, which enhances blood flow to your muscles . This is important during workouts for better delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the muscle for more energy. It’s also important after the workout to help with recovery. Brown rice protein is also rich in the amino acid, glutamine . Glutamine is important for muscle recovery and immune function, as well as reducing muscle fatigue during workouts. These benefits make brown rice protein powder a great alternative protein powder for both pre and postworkout shakes. New research even suggests that using rice protein could help you to lose body fat, build muscle and lower your cholesterol levels (source).
While rice protein may be one of the most beneficial proteins on the market, it’s not the best tasting. If you are seriously considering trying it then make sure you mix it with a small amount of rice milk. This seems to offset the slightly bitter taste.
(CES, PES, CPT, BS)