Protein Powder to Speed Up Metabolism?

I don’t think so. sent me a free container of Almased protein powder. Anyway, this powder claims that it is healthy for the metabolism and can speed it up. I don’t really see why it would. There are no foods out there that have a significant effect on metabolism. Some foods like green tea and various veggies can help to improve the metabolism, but only slightly.

Ingredients: Soy protein isolate, honey, skim milk yogurt powder, potassium chloride, magnesium carbonate, calcium citrate, vitamin C, niacin, color additive: riboflavin, vitamin E, zinc oxide, ferrous fumerate, manganese sulfate, calcium pantothenate, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin B1, vitamin A, folic acid, potassium iodide, sodium selenite, biotin, vitamin D3, vitamin B12.

The one good thing about this is that it is pretty simple–just soy, honey, skim milk, and vitamins. Would be a good choice for those that like soy proteins.

However, the big downfall for me is that I don’t know the quality of the soy protein. I doubt it is organic, and doubt that it is GMO free. Big negative in my book. Plus, soy is pretty controversial right now. There are many positives and also many negatives regarding soy.
There are still 12 grams of sugar in one serving (8 Tbsp.), but the glycemic index is low (27). This is likely due to the high protein content combined with the natural lactose (milk sugar) that help to even out the sugar absorption.

Taste: It didn’t taste that sweet. It smelled a little like baby formula though. I have never tasted baby formula, so I can’t tell you what it tastes like, haha. But, it really didn’t taste that bad. I could see it going really well in a smoothie and not even noticing it.

Conclusion: I doubt this product will help the metabolism, and would not market it to diabetics or the health conscious. But, surprisingly, I could see this for a child who needs a protein powder for their smoothie if they needed the added nutrition. Overall, I am not a big fan of the powder, and would not buy it at the store. I would rather buy a natural Greek yogurt and just eat that. Or, maybe an organic whey or rice protein. Just my opinion.

Anyway, on to Love Your Humps Wednesday:
Via Pinterest and Already Pretty and Redefining Body Image.

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