Benefits of Protein
This powerful macronutrient has three crucial roles in weight management: It improves long-lasting satiety so you feel full longer, your body burns more calories digesting protein then it does digesting fat or carbohydrate, and protein will help your body preserve muscle mass when you are losing weight.
Our top picks for protein shakes contain no artificial sweeteners, high-fructose corn syrup, or hydrogenated oils. In addition, each one has at least 15 grams of easy-to-digest, high-quality proteins that delivers the amino acids necessary for building and repairing body cells and tissues. Shoot for a minimum of 20 grams of protein after workouts to stimulate protein synthesis in muscle.