So I go to the grocery store to buy my first-ever protein shake.
As it’s the USA there are about 50 types of different kinds of powders and liquids, all with shiny letters promising all sorts of benefits.
Then I see about 30 more kinds in the natural / vegan / gluten free / non GMO/ organic or whatnot categories that cost you 50% more for something that is half the size, all these have lots of green and white packaging that will sure make you feel healthier just looking at it.
A nice store employee comes and asks if I need any help because I obviously look lost. I tell him that I want to buy a protein shake because I want to gain weight. So he points to one of the shelves and says I should get THAT one but “beware because it has lots of sugar.”
“Strange,” I say, “because it only has 3% daily value of carbs per serving…” (which is about less than half of the carbs in the average yogurt cup).
“No, you have to look at the calories,” he says, “that shows you how much sugar it has. ”
Now, am I missing something or I learned the wrong things in Biology class (I know it has been at least 15 years since but still…)?
Finally, I ended up getting something that is called Muscle Milk, which has no milk, but has milk proteins (so confusing).