Reasons To Consider Protein Shakes For Breakfast 


M.Sc. Nutrition & Dietetics

Navneet Kaur


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Protein shakes are an excellent breakfast option to start your day with a boost of nutrition and energy.  

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They are a quick, convenient on-the-go option, portable, and versatile to consume, especially if you are running late or do not have time to cook.  

1. Healthy On-the-go meal. 

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Protein shakes are a source of good-quality protein. One can combine them with fruits, nuts, and seeds to get an additional boost of nutrition. 

2. Nutrient dense. 

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A high-protein breakfast promotes better levels of the hunger hormone – leptin, which makes us feel full than a carb-rich breakfast.  

3. Provide satiety. 

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Protein shakes are easy to make. Depending on the ingredients, it may take a few seconds to minutes to prepare.  

4. Time Saver. 

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Protein has been shown to boost metabolic rate, decrease cravings, and encourage healthy levels of appetite hormones – leptin and ghrelin.    

5. Support weight loss. 

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Whey protein is the most preferred form. However, whey and plant protein are equally beneficial. 

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