Education, Nutrition
Updated November 3, 2017:  Protein powders. There are so many to choose from-- how are you supposed to know which best fits your needs? We asked our Nutrition Managers just that -- here's what they shared: For bones, gut, and joint health...   Matt D'Addio (Dean's Ocean): "Ancient Nutrition Bone Broth Protein is a great source of type II collagen, glucosamine, chondroitin, hyaluronic acid, bone minerals, and glycosaminoglycans, which are all components of cartilage and the gut lining."   Todd Runestad (Delicious Living Magazine): "Capitalizing on the bone broth craze, Ancient Nutrition offers a chicken bone broth protein concentrate. The resulting smoothie will be the thickest, creamiest, most decadent you’ll ever sample. Because it’s from bone broth, it also has joint- and skin-health ingredients like collagen." For a sensitive stomach... Lina Shliomovich (Dean's Shrewsbury): "My favorite protein powder we carry is Sunwarrior Chocolate Warrior Blend. Warrior blend is an organic, raw, grain-free protein powder made of goji, hemp, and pea proteins. This easily digested powder is perfect for a sensitive stomach, contains all essential amino acids, and tastes delicious." For people with allergies or are paleo / grain-free...   Matt D'Addio (Dean's Ocean): "Garden of Life Organic Grain-Free Plant Protein is a great option for people with food allergies/sensitivities and digestive issues. It contains no beans, grains, dairy, soy, or corn and is packed with enzymes and probiotics to help digest and assimilate the protein."   For hair, skin, nails, bones, and other connective tissue...   Matt D'Addio (Dean's Ocean): "Shore Magic Collagen powder is a super clean, Kosher, wild-caught fish collagen powder that's third-party tested for quality and allergens. It's enzymatically pre-digested for the smallest particle size which means very easy absorption and mixing. It's also rich in collagen type I, which supports all the connection tissues of the body as well as hair, skin, and nails." For when your diet falls short on greens... ​​Robyn Santos (Dean's Chester): "I like the Garden of Life Proteins and Greens. They are an organic, plant based protein that is also Non-GMO Project Verified. For those of us who live life on-the-go, and don't have much time to prepare enough greens, this is a perfect addition to the diet. It gives a full serving of greens in each serving, as well as 20g of protein. The taste is fantastic, and it mixes well."   For weight loss... Matt D'Addio (Dean's Ocean): "Garden of Life Raw Fit has ingredients like fiber, chromium, magnesium, green coffee bean, and baobab to help support appetite, cravings, and blood sugar control. It also contains magnesium and ashwagandha, which can help balance stress hormones. It's great for a hunger-suppressing snack or can easily be turned into a healthy meal replacement shake by adding healthy fats like MCT oil."   For active vegans & vegetarians... Matt D'Addio (Dean's Ocean): "Garden of Life Plant-based Sport Protein is fortified with BCAA's to help with muscle building, probiotics & enzymes to help digestion, turmeric & tart cherry to help recovery, and is very rich in naturally occurring electrolytes and minerals."     Todd Runestad (Delicious Living Magazine): "A blend of plant-based protein from peas, alfalfa, pumpkins and sunflower seeds, Vega Sport Performance Protein provides 30 grams of protein per scoop. Vega recommends taking it 45 and 90 minutes after a workout as a recovery aid. It contains all nine essential amino acids and 18 out of 20 amino acids. Gluten free, non-GMO."   For active omnivores... Matt D'Addio (Dean's Ocean): "Garden of Life Grass-fed Whey Protein contains whey from certified grass-fed pasture-raised cows from small organic farms in Ireland. It's naturally high in BCAA's for muscle building, is a good source of immune-boosting immunoglobulins & glutathione, and contains electrolytes. It also boasts 2 billion CFU in the dairy digesting probiotic bifidobacterium lactis Bl-04."     Find all these proteins and more at Dean's. Have questions? Stop by and speak with one of our nutrition managers or give us a call!   Looking for deals on protein? Check out our current sales & specials.       All material in this post is provided for information only and may not be construed as medical advice or instruction. No action or inaction should be taken based solely on the contents of this publication; instead readers should consult appropriate health professionals on any matter relating to their health and well-being. The information provided has not been approved the Food & Drug Administration and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any illness or disease.