Why Hemp Protein is Better than Whey Protein

Why Hemp Protein is Better than Whey ProteinWhether you’re an athlete or just a regular guy who’s looking to add a little protein extra protein to your diet, you may have considered trying a protein powder supplement. They’re so versatile because as a powder, it’s easy to stir it into some oatmeal you’re eating or add a couple scoops to your morning smoothie. The difficult part could be choosing the type of protein powder to use.

For many bodybuilders and weight lifters, the obvious choice is a whey-based protein powder. With so many different brands and types of whey-based protein powder on the market, whey must be the best option, right? Not necessarily. Whey protein is a good source of protein, but it does have its downsides.

Joe Rogan has stated many times on his podcast that he’s tried a lot of whey protein powders over the years and they all lead to bloating. Whey protein is hard for the body to digest and the result of this is bloating and discomfort. If you’re intolerant to dairy products, you won’t be able to consume whey protein, as it’s made from an isolated liquid during the production of cheese.

Whey protein powder also tends to be loaded with sugars, artificial colors and flavors, and they’re usually devoid of anything else healthy. If you’re looking for protein to bulk up, whey is a good choice, but it’s not a healthy one.

At the other end of the spectrum is hemp protein powder, such as Onnit’s Hemp Force ChocoMaca and Vanill-Acai protein powder. Both varities are made from hemp seeds imported from Canada, are high in fiber, easily digestible so you won’t get cramps, they’re free of dairy, lactose, and soy, are a good source of essential fatty acids, and they only contain natural ingredients.

If you’re going to choose a protein powder, why not choose one that’s full of stuff that’s actually good for you rather than stuff that can make you feel bad?

This post was inspired by a great infographic posted on the Onnit Academy blog that illustrates the benefits of hemp protein over whey. Check it out for more information.

Is Too Much Protein Bad?

Is Too Much Protein Bad?With 2014 lurking just around the corner, I’m sure many of us will be looking into diets and exploring what foods we should eat to lose weight. I’ve written about this topic many times in the past, including a few blog posts about foods that will help you feel more full for a longer period of time. One way to achieve this is by eating protein.

A mistake that I once made that I’m sure many other people will make is to load up on protein. It makes sense, right? If protein fills you up, just drink a couple protein shakes mixed with fruits and veggies and you’ll be good for the day while keeping your calorie intake to a minimum. The one caveat is that you need to burn that protein.

Your body requires a certain amount of protein. Once you reach that limit, the excess is converted into energy. When you have a surplus of energy–meaning you’re not physically burning it off–the body converts it into fat. So if you plan on making a couple of smoothies each day loaded with protein powder, you need to exercise hard to make use of the protein. Any extra could potentially be turned into fat, making you gain weight rather than lose it.

So how much protein should you eat each day? About 50g to 100g of protein is the recommended daily amount of protein that you should be consuming. When choosing a protein powder, try looking for one that’s balanced with other ingredients, such as fiber. Manitoba Harvest makes a variety of hemp protein powders with different percentages of protein. Onnit also has Hemp Force protein powder which is balanced out with other nutritional ingredients that your body will use, so you’re not just loading up on protein and gaining weight as a result.

Save 16% Off All Onnit Food Products and Blendtec Blenders

Save 16% Off All Onnit Food Products and Blendtec BlendersI must have missed this late last week when the new Onnit Hemp Force Vanill-Acai protein powder dropped, but in celebration of the new product release, Onnit also put all of its food products on sale at 16% off. You don’t have to enter an Onnit coupon code, either. Everything’s on sale within the Foods category on the Onnit website.

Things like the original Hemp Force ChocoMaca, the aforementioned Hemp Force Vanill-Acai, Hemp Force bars, Bulletproof Coffee, either bags or in bundles, and so many other things too numerous to mention here in one paragraph.

Another interesting item that’s on sale at 16% off is the Blendtec WildSide blender. This is the ultimate blender if you like making smoothies, or even your own salad dressings and things of that nature. This is the blender that Joe Rogan owns and uses on a daily basis to blend up his Hulk Loads. Yes, they are expensive with a regular retail price of $500, but now you can get one at 16% off.

I wish I wrote about this sale earlier, but as I said, I didn’t catch it in time. That being said, there’s still time left if you act quickly. The 16% off food products sale ends on Monday, September 30, 2013 at 11:59 CST, which is 12:59AM EST or 9:59PM PST. That’s today! Now’s the time to grab that blender you want, to try the new Hemp Force Vanilla, or to stock up on other Onnit food products.

Onnit Hemp Force Vanill-Acai Now Available!

Onnit Hemp Force Vanill-Acai Now Available!First came the original Hemp Force protein powder with a chocolate maca flavor, followed shortly thereafter with a vanilla Hemp Force protein bar. I’ve always been a vanilla kind of guy, so I wondered if and when Onnit was going to drop a vanilla variation of the Hemp Force protein powder. Joey Diaz hinted a while ago that it was on its way, and friends, that day has finally arrived.

The reason for the delay is simple: it took Onnit a long while to track down the right vanilla to use in its protein powder, and then even more time to perfect the recipe. You can’t just combine vanilla with hemp powder and call it a day. Onnit spent over a year developing this new formula, experimenting with over a dozen different recipes before discovering the perfect flavor profile for the new Hemp Force Vanill-Acai protein powder.

What Onnit came up with is a unique recipe that includes hemp protein powder, vanilla, mesquite powder, freeze dried acai berries, chia seeds, and flax seeds. Mike Dolce would be proud, as Hemp Force Vanill-Acai is created using 100% earth grown nutrients. No vitamins or nutrients made in a lab somewhere. This is sustenance from the best stuff on earth.

I’m starting to sound like part-owner of the company or something, which I obviously am not, but I am a big fan of Onnit’s products, including the original Hemp Force. Needless to say, I’m more than excited to try this new vanilla Hemp Force recipe. I hope to have some in my hands within a week or two, so check back soon for my full Onnit Hemp Force Vanill-Acai protein powder review!

Joe Rogan’s Hemp Force Recipe

Joe Rogan's Hemp Force RecipeCertain days of the week can be a little more hectic than others. You may not have the time it takes to prepare a morning kale shake to get your day started off on the right foot. On those days, you might want something that’s a little quicker to prepare before you head out the door to start your day.

That’s when a protein shake can come in handy. Packed with vitamins, nutrients, and of course protein, a shake can take the place of breakfast and hold you over until your morning snack or even lunch. Onnit’s Hemp Force protein powder fits the bill nicely, but what’s a quick and easy way to prepare it?

Recently Joe Rogan revealed on his podcast The Joe Rogan Experience what his Hemp Force recipe is. He adds a can of his favorite coconut water—C2O Coconut Water to be precise—with a couple scoops of Onnit’s Hemp Force protein powder and he’s good to go. No need to prepare fruits and vegetables, and no need for a blender either. Simply pour the can into a cup, add in the Hemp Force powder, stir, and drink.

Onnit’s Hemp Force protein powder is packed with amino acids, fiber, omega fatty acids, and protein. With ingredients like maca root, cocoa, and stevia, it’s not only healthy, but one of the sweetest and most delicious protein shakes available. Try it using Joe Rogan’s recipe with C2O coconut water, or kick it up a notch using my recipe found on this website for something that tastes more like a milkshake than something that’s good for you!