Whey protein powder side effects are real - and for many can be significantly life changing - in a bad way. Given that whey protein is derived from dairy, many who struggle with milk allergies (like lactose intolerance) are going to have a bad time. These negative health impacts are often easy to reverse - it can be as simple as just stopping use of whey protein powders and replacing with a whole foods, plant-based protein powder instead!
Did you know that many vegetables have high levels of protein, and that you don't need to eat meat to get this valuable macronutrient? Plant-based protein has been growing increasingly popular as many people are looking for alternatives to meat - which has scientific associations with poor health conditions over time like heart disease. Protein is an essential nutrient that can be derived from so many veggies - to the extent that once you know what to eat, you won't even have to concern yourself with counting grams of protein consumed daily. I have put together a list of 30 great plant-based protein sources below: