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Протеинска вода: одлична за тренинг или само зачин?

Протеинска вода: одлична за тренинг или само зачин?

The experts weigh in on the water with 20g protein.

Protein cookies, protein powder, protein porridge –let's face it, there are few products that haven't been hacked by protein. 

Up next? Protein water.

Marketed as a post-workout weapon protein water is making gains in sports nutrition. That said, not all experts agree.

Keep reading for the WH guide to protein water: from the less-talked about facts to the new brands, it's all a scroll away. 


You all know proteinis important to your diet. It's key for muscle building and repair and has become the golden child of nutrition for people on a get lean plan.

So, maybe it was just a matter of time before it wound up in water…


The original protein water was launched in Sainsburys last year by the makers of one of your favourite high street protein shakes, For Goodness Shakes. Their soft drink had a whopping 20g of protein in it and offered a simple way to up your protein intake.

And the idea took off, with many brands following suit. One 500ml bottle of For Goodness Shakes Protein Water is both low in sugar and calories at just 0.2g of sugar and 86.6 calories.

The drinks are made with whey protein isolate, so rather than a thick shake you get all the protein you want with flavoured water - either Blackcurrant or Orange & Mango. New flavours include coconut water and come in Tropical or Orange & Mango.

But is protein on the go too good to be true?



Protein water is pretty hard to get your head around, so we thought we'd see what the nutritionists had to say.

Sports nutrition specialist Claire Baseley says: "With zero sugar and 20g protein, the nutritional profile is extremely positive. It's an excellent alternative to sugary energy drinks".

If you are in and out of the gym all the time and struggle to get the protein you need in your diet, or rely heavily on sugary soft drinks, this is well worth having in your bag.


However, London nutritionist and health expert Zoe Palmer-Wright has her reservations.

"I can see the appeal of this purely from a convenience perspective for those who train a lot or want to build lean muscle, however there are potential issues."

It all comes down to how much you're working out and how much protein you really need. Much like the questions that have been raised over the over-use of shakes, there are a lot of gym-goers who are consuming more than they need, and not from real food sources (with other key nutrients).

The protein is also taken from whey so if you have sensitivity to that form of protein in shakes, you'll experience the same with the water.

Another downside of this product is that it contains the artificial sweetener sucralose which can actually provoke sugar cravings.

So, will you try it?


Purple Grape Protein Co Protein Water, $14 for 6, proteinwater.co

Strawberry and Rhubarb Vieve Protein Water, $7.50 for 6, drink-vieve.co.uk

CocoPro High Protein Coconut Water, $2.79, hollandandbarrett.com

Not sure? Read our ultimate guide to counting macros, our list of the best protein powdersof the ultimate guide to protein shakes.

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