Choose the wrong protein shake and it could hinder, rather than help, your efforts to be healthier or lose weight. Make sure what you’re drinking has protein from whole foods, like organic soybeans, whole pea, sprouted quinoa, hemp, sprouted brown rice and egg whites. Look for shakes with 6 to 15 grams of protein—more is not always better! And be mindful of your caloric intake: Gulping down a high-calorie protein shake along with your meal can backfire bigtime.

Happy drinking!

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