Doing some research on whey protein powders/supplements... And I'm not liking what I'm reading. Most of you have heard about denatured (Or more aptly, undenatured) whey powders, which is s'pose to be a good thing... But they whey that is used comes from cheese byproducts, which comes from milk, which must be pasteurized. And from what I understand, pasteurization messes up the protein... Sometimes to the point that your body doesn't even recognize it as protein! And further more, if it doesn't say undenatured, it's even further processed, and even more messing up the protein. Also, when it comes to flavours, like chocolate (which is a popular one), most use actual coca powder (good), but because natural coca is so bitter, the supplement is loaded with artificial sweeteners (bad)... This is because using sugar is expensive AND ups the carbs of the drink. There is also some controversy over just how much protein is useful (even with resistance work) per day, to be useful by the body... I've heard as little as 20g is all the body can uptake in one day...? So... I'm gonna try and steer away from powders and try to get my P from whole foods... And still aim for 1g/1lbs protein per day, so long as I stay under my calorie limit. Beans, chicken, veggies, steak, sausage, tuna/salmon, ground beef/chicken/turkey, milk, cottage cheese, cheese, Greek yogurt, almonds, eggs... I figure I probably spend around $50 a month on powders.... That'll go a long way to buying meat, if I bargain shop. Thoughts?