One reason to avoid commercial sports protein drinks

In July 2010 Consumer Reports found heavy metal contamination in several protein drinks. They tested for arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury and found at least 1 in each drink tested:

For athletes looking for a protein drink I would recommend using whole foods where possible and only supplementing with a high quality protein powder. My protein drink recipe:

To this I sometimes add coconut milk or coconut water and those inclined could add a little fruit.

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