(Closed) Protein powder safe for pregnancy

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Depends on your current diet and how much protein you already intake as there is such thing as too much (speaking as a nutritionist).  I would recommend a brand exclusive to health care practioners as they will only sell the best of the best. 

The stuff I sell is hypoallergenic from Pure Encapsultations called Whey Basics, the ingrediants are: whey protein isolate, soy lecithin, natural vanilla bean flavour.  The whey is also sources from organic grass fed cows.  

 

 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@araneidae:  

I think you should ask your doctor if extra protein is even necessary in your diet. You don’t want to overdo it.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Too much protein can be bad for you, so figure out how much you are eating and ask your OB how much you should be eating and see if there is a deficit. If you don’t want to use protein powder, silken tofu (especially if you buy organic so you don’t have to worry abotu pesticides and GMOs) would be a great addition to your smoothies.

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Just piping up that small businesses that sell produce under 5,000 dollars (In the US) do not need to qualify for organic certification, but they can use the terminology. This means that people who buy from local farms who claim that they are organic, it’s very possible that they are using the term legally without actually following the limited policies or standards that have been set.

Also, genetically modified food isn’t as evil as some people make it out to be.

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Too much protien:

  1. Weight gain. Excess calories from excess protein may be stored as body fat.
  2. Intestinal irritation. Too much protein has been linked to constipation, diarrhea and/or excessive gas.
  3. Dehydration. Experts advise drinking a half gallon of water per 100 grams of protein.
  4. Seizures. Seizures have been linked to excess protein intake – but only if insufficient amounts of water are consumed.
  5. Increase in liver enzymes.
  6. Nutritional deficiencies. Just focusing on protein intake causes some high-protein dieters to overlook other nutrients. Ensure that your diet is balanced and nutritious.
  7. Risk of heart disease. This is a bit misleading. A healthy high-protein diet is not associated with heart disease. But if you are getting all of your protein from unhealthy sources that are loaded in unhealthy fats, obviously the risk for heart disease will increase.
  8. Kidney problems. Some believe that high protein and low carbohydrate diets – when done long term – can possibly cause kidney issues, but more research needs to be done.”

    Source.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@araneidae:  Ah okay. Excess protein concerns were already covered beautifully by a PP, so I won’t repeat that. Your regular diet sounds awesome, but you are asking for days where you might not have time to eat an actual meal.  I am guessing there are Instant breakfast varieties that may provide protein? I don’t think those or any shake containing protein powder will cause a problem in moderation. There are certain herbs that are considered unsafe in pregnancy, so if a shake or smoothie contains something along those lines, you might want to research that. In any case, you want to strive for a good week of balanced meals at least, so if you lag on one day, you shouldn’t beat yourself up about it. 

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@araneidae:  There are only a few things I bother to eat organic with, but one of them is tofu because soy is grown so intensively. I’m against GMO, too, though, so that’s a huge factor when it comes to soy.

As for no-added-sugar… that will depend on your stores, I’d assume. What they have at my local supermarkets does not haev any added sugar.

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