Can I drink whey protein if I’m lactose intolerant?

Posted on July 18, 2014 By

The short answer: Yes! The long answer: Whey protein isolate (as opposed to concentrate – I wrote an article about the difference here) contains less than 1% of the lactose that milk does. This means that, although it’s made from milk, it contains so little lactose that you will not have the typical lactose-intolerance symptoms…


Which protein shakes are the worst?

Posted on July 17, 2014 By

This list is by no means complete, but it’s my attempt to sum up the protein supplements I’ve liked the least over the past few years of buying and tmany high-protein products as I can find. Not only does this “Spiru-Tein” protein taste chalky, with a vitamin-y aftertaste (barf), but it’s sweetened with fructose, which…


Why is hemp protein so bad?

Posted on July 1, 2014 By

“Natural foods” people, organic-maniacs, and every kind of alt-medicine purveyor under the sun loves hemp. It makes fibers, it should be legal to grow in the US, it’s a plant, and, let’s be honest, it’s also because tons of people like to smoke weed. But that doesn’t mean hemp protein is actually good or useful…