Hi Guys! I have been trying that double-chocolate casein protein lately and have prepared the following review in case you fancy trying it!
First of all I am going to start answering two questions you might have:
1. Whats casein protein?
2. And wants the difference between casein and whey?
Ok, casein protein:
is a "slow" protein. When you consume casein, you will reach a peak in blood amino acids and protein synthesis between 3 to 4 hours.
Casein dramatically slows the rate as protein breakdown. Muscle growth is dependant on the balance of protein synthesis and breakdown.
With whey protein:
It will take only 20-30 minutes before almost all of what you have consumed is coursing through your system.
The level of amino acids in your blood have had reached its high point. Within the hour it will have gone through the various metabolic processes.
So conclusion these two proteins are both excellent sources of all the essential amino acids, but they differ in one important aspect- whey is a fast-digesting protein and casein is a low-digesting protein.
So casein would be excellent to drink up last thing at night time as we spend so much time while we sleep without food the slow digestion will help our system to feel full and keep working making our metabolism faster during the night!
So this product is from Fitness guru and these protein taste delicious. I measure the quality of a protein through they nutritional value and also seeing how heavy is in the stomach as I've notice before that poor quality proteins makes my tummy very sick.
So I have to say that both whey proteins and this casein one from Fitness Guru are excellent on quality and flavour.
Going back to its nutritional values, I love the fact it keeps the proportion of carbohydrates, fat and lactose to a minimum! This protein has very little impact on blood sugar meaning you can burn fat while dieting.
So 1 scoop of this protein contains:
- 99 calories
- 1.1 grams of fat
- 2.3 grams of carbohydrates
- 20 grams of protein
This protein is also idela to bake some high protein treats which would be ideal to eat at night time as mentioned above.
So I came with this "Ferrero" protein balls are perfect for either before or after a work-out.
- 1 cup of hazelnuts
- 1 cup of dates
- 1 scoop of Double chocolate casein protein
- 1 tablespoon of 100% cacao or pure cocoa
Blend all ingredients on food processor until you get a paste. Form balls and place them in a plastic box and keep inside the fridge.
They are crunchy, chocolate-y, delicious and very healthy.
You can buy this protein here: http://www.fitnessguru.com/ie/one-casein#double-rich-chocolate