What’s really in your shakes and smoothies?
Whether you’re a body builder or a busy mom, everyone these days loves the ease and convenience of a meal replacement shake or smoothie. And what’s not to love? With a simple swirl of the blender you get a yummy glass full of nutrients with endless fruit and veggie combinations.
At the heart of it is the protein powder—and there are many to choose from. Allow me to say right off the bat that not all proteins are created equal. If the dessert-inspired flavor label seems too good to be true it’s because it is. When it comes to the world of whey, the most popular brands are by no stretch the healthiest.
Far too many protein powders contain added sugar or artificial sweeteners that are touted as healthy alternatives. I strongly advise against artificial sweeteners as they can enable certain fat-forming strains of bacteria to thrive and have been linked to diabetes and weight gain.
The popular sugar substitute, sucralose aka Splenda has reported symptoms that include headaches, dizziness/balance problems, mood swings, vomiting and nausea, abdominal pain and cramps, seizures and convulsions, and changes in vision. Concerns have also been raised regarding its potentially dangerous effect on the thymus gland—crucial to proper immune system functioning.
Aside from the scary sweeteners, these proteins are also known to contain a variety of fillers and be composed of the nutritive isolate form of whey, as opposed to whey concentrate. They also often contain A1 milk protein—a variety with a nasty reputation that triggers allergies in many folks who do not experience the same allergies with A2. In addition to the allergy connection, A1 is linked to juvenile diabetes, digestive problems, and cardiovascular issues. You’ll find A1 in most cow’s milk in North America, which is why I recommend setting down that glass of milk and picking up a smoothie.
The Whey to Go
In light of this, I designed the purest whey-based protein powder on the market—Fat Flush Whey Protein. Unlike many of the top competitors, this whey contains absolutely no GMOs, hormones, gluten, egg, soy, corn, added sugars, artificial sweeteners, colors and flavors, preservatives, pesticide residues, and synthetic fillers. Each and every batch is also third-party tested for heavy metals, which is something a lot of those whey giants can’t say.
Available in vanilla and chocolate, Fat Flush Whey is derived from disease-free New Zealand cattle, and is non-denatured and unheated to preserve fragile amino acids. New Zealand’s Safety Authority has not just 1—but 2—programs for product safety monitoring and surveillance, eliminating over 250 dangerous compounds including aflatoxin M1, organochlorines, organophosphates, antibiotics and other veterinary medicines, and toxic metals.
And, of course, it’s made strictly with A2 milk protein and not a trace of A1.
Last but not least, this whey contains glycomacropeptides with branched amino acids and natural appetite suppressants, as well as inulin, a prebiotic that helps nourish friendly bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract.
With 20 grams of protein per serving, whether your goal is to lose weight, maintain your weight or build muscle, UNI KEY’s Fat Flush Whey is the right—and purest—choice for all.