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SHOULD PREGNANT WOMEN BE DRINKING PROTEIN SHAKES?

September 24th, 2019

At Scorpion Supplements, 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 and most nutritious protein possible. So we created this article to help you with choosing the best protein powder for your pregnancy.

What do the experts say?

According to the 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 doctor’s 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 you’re getting enough protein into your diet. That’s where protein powders come 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.

What you should look for?

Natural Whey

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 artificial sweeteners, and flavours. 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 well within food safety laws.

Check out our range of natural proteins:
https://scorpionsupplements.co.nz/product-category/100-natural-whey/

Plant Power

If you are looking to mix it up or if you have an intolerance to dairy, then we recommend giving a vegan protein powder a go! Plant-based protein powders do not contain lactose, which can be the culprit for causing gastric distress; and will help keep you and your baby fit, strong and healthy.

Check out our delicious range of vegan protein powders:
https://scorpionsupplements.co.nz/product-category/vege-protein/

Conclusion

It is important to always consult your doctor or midwife before making changes to your diet, particularly if that change is to add a new food like whey protein. However, experts suggest that by adding 25g (a serve of delicious Scorpion 100% Natural Whey or our Active Naturals Pea protein) into your daily nutrition can make a significant difference to your health and your baby’s growth.

All the best with your baby, now go out into the world and be the super mum that you are!

 

Disclaimer: Scorpion whey is safe for pregnancy or breastfeeding women, but please check with your doctor or midwife first. We want to make extra sure you and baby are safe and you probably do too.