Last minute 4K Ultra HD TV Deals Online for IPL 2017

Summers and IPL go hand in hand, we all look forward for some interesting matches and support our favorite team and players. All we need in our homes is Fridge, Coolers and most important impressive TV screen to get the fell of stadium when we sit with our friends. These Offers on 4K smart Tv online are steal deal from LG, Samsung, Panasonic, Sony make sure to order them now to enjoy the game.

    1. LeEco 127 cm (50 inches) 4K Ultra HD LED Smart TV

      • Sale Price: Rs. 78,490 from Amazon
      • Saving: Rs. 8,500
      • Enjoy free installation and free delivery in 3-4 days
    2. Panasonic 125 cm (49 inches) 4K Ultra HD LED TV

      LG 4K

      • Sale Price: Rs. 65,999 from Amazon
      • Saving: Rs. 68,901
      • Steal deal with 61% of saving ships in 6-9 business days
    3. LG 4K Ultra Smart UHD LED IPS TV

      • Sale Price: Rs 53,990 from Amazon
      • Saving: Rs, 25,910
      • Order with Amazon prime and get it delivered next day
    4. SAMSUNG 49inch Ultra HD (4K) Smart, Curved LED TV

      • Sale Price: 132,999 from Flipkart
      • Saving: Rs. 13,901
      • Rs. 22,000 off on exchange of old TV and  extra 5% off with Axis bank buzz credit card
    5. Vu 139cm (55) Ultra HD (4K) Smart, Curved LED TV

      • Sale price: 79,999 from Flipart
      • Saving: 16000
      • Free delivery in 2 days depending on the location and no cost EMI option available.

Online Gift Cards are an Amazing Way to Save Money and Time

1. Perfect present for almost everyone on the list- Save on courier charges

2. Save shopping time for gifts- time spent stressing out what gift to buy-

3. Delivered with Beautiful message and theme- Save on gift packing

4. Enjoy discount anytime when you purchase a gift card for significantly less than face value

5. Purchase the discount gift card with your favorite credit/debit card to receive cashback and reward points

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List of online sites in India to purchase gift cards

  1. Myntra
  2. Amazon
  3. Paytm
  4. Shopclues
  5. Pepperfy
  6. Bookmyshow
  7. Flipkart


List of Online Stores with EMI Option


  • Eligibility: Purchase above Rs. 2500
  • Applicable on all bank credit cards
  • Process
      • Step 1: Select products in cart of value above Rs. 2500
      • Step 2: Select credit card EMI while selecting the mode of payment.
      • Select the repayment option as 3, 6, 9, 12 months. Total EMI and interest rate will be displayed accordingly.
      • Note- Myntra EMI option is applicable on all products except jewelry.



  • Eligibility: on cart value above Rs. 3000
  • Applicable on all credit cards and Bajaj finance
  • Process: Is same select the repayment option as 3, 6, 9, 12 months and interest rate will be applied

Amazon Zero Cost EMI

No cost EMI allows you to place an order without paying interest on the installments. It is only applicable on eligible items else option will not be visible. With Bajaj finance you can also select EMI option with Debit card.


  • Eligibility on orders above Rs. 2500
  • Process is same select the EMI at the payment option and select for the plan, accordingly EMI installment and interest will be applied.

    Steps to apply for Flipkart No Cost EMI:

    • Select Bajaj finance as EMI option from the drop down
    • No interest EMI option is available only on the eligible products
    • Flipkart no cost EMI is available both on website and mobile app

More stores where EMI option is applicable with credit card on minimum purchase of Rs. 2500

  1. Healthkart
  2. Shopclues
  3. Homeshop18
  4. Snapdeal
  5. Croma (Accepts debit card also)
  6. Infibeam
  7. Tatacliq

10 Best New Sunglasses to Shop Online

Be it spring or summer, sunglasses should be everyone’s best friend to protect you from those noxious rays. After all, you lovely people are meant to rise and shine. Come spring we make numerous travel plans with our friends/family and having a perfect of sunglasses is a must in your check-list. Let’s have a look at those wonderful and trending sunglasses with will actually protect your eyes from those harmful sunrays.

    1. Ray-Ban Men Rectangular Sunglasses 0RB7059I601S7155

      RaybanRay-Ban never lets you down, you can always go for Ray-Ban without any second thought. This Ray-Ban rectangular Sunglasses specially designed for men best suited for round shaped faces. It comes with UV-protected lens with a full rim. It comes with 1 year warranty against any manufacturing defects. You can grab these amazing sunglasses from various online sites, but Mynta and Amazon are offering you the best prices online, giving you 40% off against MRP for Rs.2574. The original price of the sunglasses is Rs.4290.

    2. Gucci Unisex Aviator Sunglasses GG 2235/S 0104D

      gucciThis unisex Aviator Sunglasses from Gucci will steal your heart away with its perfect fit and comfort. Be it clothes or accessories, Gucci will never let you down with its designs. These aviators come in various sizes to fit your frame perfectly but these aviators are best suited for oval face shape. It is made up of metal and the frame style is full rim. You can get these babies at a throw out price for only Rs. 24320 available only at Myntra for a discount of 20%

    3. Diesel DL0075 01X Aviator Sunglasses  (Multicolor)

      DiselThis wonderful product from Diesel suits best for both men and women. The best part is it is multi-coloured and mirrored. Mirrored sunglasses protect your eyes best from the harsh sun rays.Diesel provides you with this full frame sunglass, best suited for square shaped faces. The lens and the frame material are made up of plastic which does not make the sunglasses heavy. You can grab these beauties from Flipkart at a throwaway price of INR 8100 after a discount of 40%. The actual price is INR 13500.

    4. Jimmy Choo Women Cat eye sunglasses

      jimmy chooAfter diamonds, sunglasses are girl’s best friends and when it is Jimmy Choo which women will deny to own one. These cat eye sunglasses are best suited for oval face shaped faces. These sunglasses are mirrored and come with fully UV protected lens. It has full rim and the frame material is made up of plastic. The Jimmy Choo Soft pouch provided by it adds an extra elegance to the overall look. Its original price is INR 36900 but you can purchase them online from Myntra for INR 29520 only. Myntra gives you 20% discount.

    5. Ferrari Unisex Rectangle Sunglasses 13761

      Ferrari promises you with this spectacular Rectangle Unisex Sunglasses in grey colour. These sunglasses are best suited for oval shaped faces for both men and women. Ferrari Unisex Rectangle Sunglasses come with UV- protected lens and is made up of metal. You can purchase them from Myntra for INR 24999

    6. Tommy Hilfiger TH 7845 C3 55 S Wayfarer Sunglasses

      tommy hilfigerThese stylish Wayfarer Sunglasses from Tommy Hilfiger are way too comfortable and classy. The lens colour is brown and it comes with UV protected lens. These sunglasses are stylish and are best suited for men who have round, oval, square and heart shaped face type. You can buy this from Flipkart for only INR 3548.

    7. Salvatore Ferragamo Women Printed Butterfly Sunglasses SF670SR 217

      Salvatore Ferragamo presents you this super cute Butterfly Sunglasses for women to meet their everyday needs. This has a stylish brown coloured, fully UV- protected lens, best suited for ladies who have an oval shaped face. The frame is made up of plastic and frame style is full rim. You can purchase online from Myntra for INR 18275 after a discount of 15%.

    8. Prada PR27NS2AU6S1 Oval Sunglasses  (Brown)

      PradaThese are sexy looking oval shaped, brown coloured sunglasses from Prada. If you a planning for a vacation, these sunglasses are must have in your bag. These sunglasses are UV protected and adds an extra oomph factor to your personality. You can grab these babies from Flipkart for only INR 13,600.

    9. FILA Unisex Polarised Square Sunglasses EC223

      These FILA fully polarised square sunglasses, suitable for both men and women. The lens grey in colour fully polarised and UV protected. The frame is made of both metal and plastic. You can buy these online from Myntra for INR 2765 after a whopping 30% discount.

    10. Fendi Women Clubmaster Sunglasses 0051/S 2JVHD

      FendiFendi presents you this cool looking Clubmasters. These sunglasses are black in colour with a matte finish and has fully UV protected lens. it comes with metal and plastic full frame with plastic casings on the arms. Sunglasses have come with high bridge with flexible nose pads to give you full comfort.

Tips on Saving Money With Uber on NYE

How to get an Uber on NYE ?uber coupons

On the New Year’s Eve, everyone is in a hurry to get places to have a memorable night.  The night of New Year’s is probably the day where Uber cars are most in demand. Doesn’t matter whether you’re in Hyderabad, Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi or Chennai, there is going to be a lot of competition for Uber rides. Due to which there would be a lot of traffic and hard to find a parking spot and everyone would want to party and so nobody wants to be the designated driver.

But however it doesn’t mean you won’t be able to find an Uber ride, or that it would be priced extremely high. Uber is trying to make it easier for you by pushing their drivers on an extra mile to encourage them to drive on New Year’s Eve, by providing them with an extra incentive as well to do so. So the chances are that driver’s might end up earning a big profit by driving on NYE, so they might not want to miss the opportunity.

The demand graph will vary according to the time of the night, it will first peak up at 9pm, which is when everyone wants to get to their respective venue. Uber will aim to send their drivers emails and texts to drive on this night. There will be a dip from 10-12 in the midnight as everyone would be at the party waiting for the countdown. The next peak will arise at 1:30 or later when the party goers want to call it a night. And on this night Uber believes there would be the most demand for a cab ride.

How you can avoid a high priced ride on New Years Eve :

  1. As a new rider, you can sign up with a Uber promo code SPINDIA50 for first time users and get your first ride free for upto Rs. 50 OFF for your first 3 rides.
  2. Time yourself smartly, leave for your party a bit early like around 7:30pm or later like around 11pm to avoid any traffic or hiked up prices during the peak time.
  3. Also while returning chose an alternative route, or leave later in the night that is less probable to be traffic, so start around 2am or later.
  4. Make sure to check your fare estimate before you confirm your booking to get a rough idea of an approximate cost of your ride.
  5. Go as a group and split the cost with your friends. The Uber app will provide that option or you can just divide it yourself.

And at last, have a fun and safe night, bidding adieu to 2016 and welcoming the new year with a blast. Happy New Year!

Smartphones With The Best Battery Backup (2016)

With our lives always revolving around our phones the thing that we look forward to the most in our phones is, great battery backup or at least go through the day without charging it a couple of times. Understanding the needs of the customers most Smartphone companies are coming out with a broad range of phones with better batteries and longer backup.

To help you better at selecting a phone with a large battery backup, we at Shop Pirate bring you phones under different price ranges so that you can pick and choose the right phone for you! All these phones are available on Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal and you can find them by following this link to the site.

Phones under Rs. 8000:

  • INTEX CLOUD S9 – Rs. 6,499


The Intex Cloud S9  has a 3,650mAh battery and is said to offer a talk time of upto 16 hours and standby time of 200 hours. It is by far one of the cheapest devices on the market with such a large battery. It also has a 5.5-inch HD display like most other phones and offers 4G and VoLTE support. Boasting of a 1.3Ghz quad-core MT6737 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage (expandable), 8MP rear and 5MP front camera this phone is well worth the money it is being offered for.

  • REDMI 3S – Rs. 6,999


Xiaomi’s Redmi 3s possesses of a large 4,1000mAh battery said to last up to two days on mixed usage. The phone extremely light, weighing just under 144 grams, it has a comparatively smaller 5-inch HD display and runs Android Marshmallow on a Snapdragon 430 processor with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage. You get a 13MP rear and a 5MP front camera.

  • PANASONIC ELUGA A2 – Rs. 7,899


The Eluga A2 features a 4,000mAh battery and a 5-inch HD display with weighs just over 165 grams. It is one of the few phones to offer 3GB RAM in this price segment along with 1Ghz quad core processor and 16GB storage. It also features an 8MP rear and 5MP front shooter, 4G with VoLTE and microSD slot (up to 256GB card supported). The only drawback is that it runs on runs on Android Lollipop, but updates will roll out soon.

Phones from 8000 to 12000:

  • XIAOMI REDMI NOTE 3 – Rs. 9,999


Xiaomi has taken the smartphone industry by storm. Offering great features at low costs. The Redmi Note 3 was the first smartphone to offer a large 4,000mAh battery in this price segment. The phone is encased in a beautiful all-metal body with a 5.5-inch full HD display. It runs on Snapdragons 650 processor and comes with 2 and 3GB RAM variants, 16 and 32GB storage, 16MP rear and 5MP front camera and 4G with VoLTE.

  • COOLPAD NOTE 5 – Rs. 10,999


Coolpad has some great features at really low prices and touted as a flagship phone killer. The Coolpad Note 5 is the cheapest smartphone with 4GB RAM. It features a 4,010mAh battery that lasts for a day and a half. It has a 5.5-inch full HD display, all metal body and runs Android 6.0. Other features include octa-core Snapdragon 617 processor, 32GB storage, 13MP rear and an 8MP front camera.

  • YU YUNICORN – Rs. 11,999


    Micromax subsidiary YU took the smartphone industry by storm offering amazing features at really low prices with the Yuphoria and Yureka. Before the Coolpad Note 5; the Yunicorn wore the crown of being the cheapest smartphone with 4GB RAM. The phone runs a near stock user interface and comes with a 4,000mAh battery. Hardware includes 1.8Ghz octa-core processor and 32GB storage. It has a 13MP rear and 5MP front camera and supports 4G connectivity.

    Phones from 13000 to 20000:

    • XIAOMI MI MAX – Rs. 14,999


    Mi Max is the cheapest smartphone available with a 6.4-inch display (1920 x 1080 pixels). It also has a large 4,850mAh battery. Other features are similar to the Redmi Note 3–Snapdragon 650 processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, 16MP rear and 5MP front camera. With even 5.5-inch display phones being too big to handle, don’t take chances trying to operate this with just one hand.

  • LENOVO Z2 PLUS – Rs. 17,999

    lenovoLenovo’s flagship phone Z2 Plus is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and has 3GB RAM. The phone is compact and easy to use at just 5-inches but packs a punch with a generous 3,500mAh battery. You get a 13MP rear and an 8MP front camera, USB type-c port, dual SIM slot and a fixed 64 GB internal storage with no expandable storage.

  • GIONEE MARATHON M5 PLUS – Rs. 18,499

    gioneeThe Gionee Marathon is a large phone with a 6-inch full HD display; the M5 Plus has an all-metal unibody design and a massive 5,020mAh battery by far the biggest at the moment that can easily last up to two days. Inside is a 1.3Ghz octa-core Mediatek processor, 3GB RAM and 64GB storage. Other features include a 13MP rear and 5MP front camera and USB Type-c port.

    So if battery backup is the thing that you look for the most on phones, these are the phones you should keep a hard look out for.

Must Adopted Healthy Habits In Your 20’s

What did you care about the most when you were in your 20’s? Was it the way you looked, the clothes you wore, or the places and people you hung out with? I’m 23 years old and I am not someone who cares about health much. I go out for parties when I feel like and drink and smoke occasionally.  Living alone is another thing that affects one’s health, as you are never eating on time and are also not getting all the nutrients that you need, which makes you feel tired and fall sick often.

Keeping healthy, especially in your 20’s, is extremely important as these years are the stepping stones of your life out into the 30’s and 40’s. Being your formative years you have to take the most care when you are in your 20’s and inculcate healthy habits which will pay off in the long run and keep you in the pink of health and make you stay away from the doctor.

While most 20-year-olds don’t worry much about their health(including me, going to work towards it from today onwards though), studies show the lifestyle and health decisions we make during our third decade of life have a dramatic effect on how well we age.

Staying healthy in your 20’s is heavily associated with a lower risk for heart disease in middle age, according to research from Northwestern University. That study showed that most people who adopted five healthy habits in their 20’s – a lean body mass index, moderate alcohol consumption, no smoking, a healthy diet and regular physical activity – stayed healthy well into middle age.

But isn’t it especially difficult for a young adult to focus on health? Young people often spend long hours at work, which can make it tough to exercise and eat well. They face job pressure, romantic challenges, money problems, and family stress, don’t forget educational demands. Who has time to think about long-term health?

So we came up with a few simple habits to keep healthy and help you kick the bucket a lot later than all the others out there,smoking and drug use have been left out on purpose as that is a personal choice.

Here are the simple strategies you should follow if you are a 20 something and are looking to get on the path to better health:

Weigh yourself often:


It is always better to buy a bathroom scale and keep it close by and weigh yourself once every two days if not every day. This helps keep a check on your weight and you will get a sense on when you put on weight and why and will help cut back on that substance or food and help you control your weight. Small changes in weight can be rectified easily and faster. Isn’t it easy to lose a few kilos than maybe 15 kilos? So weigh yourself often and keep your weight and health in check. Shop for weighing machine online with Healthkart.

Learn to Cook:


Cooking is something everyone should know and should be taught to every kid as he is growing up. Cooking is more important than Math don’t you think? as food sustains you and gives you the energy to work, can you do the same thing with Math will it sustain or keep you alive? Well, I don’t think so! So cooking is extremely important and needs to be taught in schools as well. Even you can’t cook an exquisite meal like a chef, learn the basics maybe, how to make an omelet, french toast, pulao, tea, and coffee are the basics and I’m sure you can sustain on this. And there is YouTube anyway, if you know the basics you can watch those videos and make whatever you like/want. Alternative order healthy food from swiggy.

Cut back on sugar:


It is suggested that youngsters try and avoid excessive simple sugar by eliminating the most common sources of consumption: 1) sugared soft drinks 2) breakfast cereals with added sugar and 3) adding table sugar to foods. Excessive sugar intake is linked to obesity and diabetes, both of which contribute to heart disease. Sugar represents “empty calories” with none of the important nutrients needed in a balanced diet. Conversely, the traditional dietary villains, fat, particularly saturated fat, and salt, are not as harmful with the available scientific evidence not clearly linking them to heart disease.

Live an active life:


This is one of the most important habits that one needs to include in their lives and also impart to others. It is true that in our hectic schedules we never find time to hit the gym or exercise and just sit at our desks for hours. So try and make time, even if it is just 20 to 30 mins in a day and take those precious minutes to either have a brisk walk or cycle. If you stay close to your workplace you could maybe also walk to or from work.

Eat your veggies:


I know we hated veggies as kids and some of us still hate them. But you can’t take away the fact that they are extremely healthy for you and help you stay fit and fabulous. Start slow on the veggies if you hate them, but you will grow into them and like them, just like that shirt that your mom bought and you hated at the start but you wear it all the time now. Eat plenty of plant foods, go easy on junk foods, and stay active. The trick is to enjoy your meals, but not to eat too much or too often.

Practice portion control:

Never ban entire food group but practice portion control whenever you have a meal. Portion control doesn’t mean tiny portions of all foods it is quite the opposite. It’s okay to eat larger portions of healthy foods like vegetables and fruit. Have you ever seen anyone get fat from eating carrots or bananas? Choose smaller portions of unhealthy foods such as sweets, alcohol, and processed foods. A serving of protein like chicken or fish should be the size of your palm. (Think 1-2 palms of protein.) A serving of starch, preferably a whole grain such as brown rice or quinoa should be the size of your fist. So if you practice portion control you will automatically eat healthily and stay fit.

Find a job you love:


Work life in your 20’s can be very stressful and affect your midlife mental health. People who are less happy in their jobs are more likely to report depression, stress, and sleep problems and have lower overall mental health scores. The best advice for 20-year-olds, when it comes to finding a job would be finding a job they feel passionate about. This passion will keep them motivated, help them find meaning in life, and increase expectations about their future. That, in turn, will make them more engaged in life and healthier behaviors, which will have long-term benefits for their well-being.

Exercise after a party:


We go to parties all the time and drink and snack at such parties and this takes places mostly on weekends. If you are one of those who engages in a lot of drinking and snacking, ensure you exercise a lot to compensate for all those extra calories from Friday to Sunday that come with extra drinking and eating. A study found that on Friday through Sunday young adults consumed about 115 more calories than on other days, mainly from fat and alcohol. So after you hit those parties on weekends, make sure you start off the week exercising and continue to do so.

Staying healthy makes us happy and keep our mind and body in the best shape. For, He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.

Countries That Are Enemies Of Social Media Apps

Most of the places in the world has free access to the Internet. There’s an immense portion of the world that is still restricted to the access the content that is censored.

Social media isn’t just a place for pictures of cats and dogs. Many people used it as a place to unite and create uprisings. So in some places what government does it they take actions to censor the internet content by blocking or deleting or just by making it inaccessible.

Countries including Azerbaijan, Belize, China, Iran, Kuwait, Morocco, Oman, Paraguay, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates don’t allow voice calls(VoIP) via Skype, Whatsapp Or Viber. Also there may be restrictions on messaging too. For some countries voice calls works via WiFi but not with mobile networks. The reason for blocking VoIP services is because the government companies don’t want to lose the money which they earn from mobile services. Everyone knows that VoIP is way more cheaper than the international calls. Wherein Skype, Whatsapp, Viber & others are free of cost.

In North Korea, China & Iran the reasons for censorship are social networking platforms were used to coordinate anti-govt protests and to prevent non-govt approved communications. North Korea is way more indulged than China in restricting the social media so the country built an internal internet. (Not connected to outside internet sources)

They might have different reasons for the censorship of the internet but everyone is unified under same simple common goal i.e; taking people’s freedom to access internet via social media platforms.

Here’s a snapshot of countries that are enemies of the social media apps & censors them till today.


Makeup Expiration Guide – When to Throw it Away

How long has it been since you gave your makeup bag a thorough clean out? Has it been a few months, or even years maybe? If the answer is yes, there’s a good chance that most of your products have expired.

Makeup artist Jamie Greenberg says to make sure the cosmetics you apply are safe and effective, use your senses. “You need to smell your makeup. If something’s off, your nose knows and that means it’s time to toss them away.”

You need to store your makeup in the right place to make it last longer. You speed up the process is by storing your makeup in the worst possible place, your bathroom! Heat and humidity are the natural enemy of your cosmetics, and if your bathroom stays particularly humid, your products may go bad even sooner. That said, regardless of how long things are supposed to last, keep in mind that if anything is discolored, has a strange odor or has developed a film or coating, throw it away immediately!

Eyeliner: 6 months to 1 year


Gel eyeliner only lasts six to eight months because you’re constantly double-dipping a brush into a pot. A pencil, on the other hand, has a shelf life of one year. Liquid liner is used near your eyes, so it can be a breeding ground for scary eye irritants and bacteria. Don’t keep it around for longer than three months, either. Pencil versions of eyeliner last much longer than their liquid counterparts because sharpening gets rid of the gunk that can cause bacteria to grow. Throw the old one and order new one online with Nykaa, Amazon, Shopclues and many more online stores.

Mascara: 3-6 months


Mascara has a shorter shelf life than most of your other beauty products, and because you use it on your oh-so-easy-to-irritate eyes, it’s super important to throw it away in due time. Why? Because bacteria is easily transferred between your eyes and the tube. So after two or three months, toss it and pick up a new one. Or, if it starts getting clumpy and stiff sooner than that, throw it away immediately.

Blush, eye shadow, and other powder cosmetics: 1-2 years


Powder lasts longer and are more resilient than some other cosmetics and will typically last you two years, without any problems. To maximize their longevity to the fullest, keep your makeup brushes clean.

Foundation: 6 months to 2 years


Foundation packaged in a pot expires in about 6 months, whereas a pump formula can last one to two years. When your foundation expires, look at it as an opportunity to try something new. Since these liquid makeups are water-based, bacteria love them, which means using them past their prime can cause major breakouts. Most should last anywhere from six months to a year, by which time, if it’s your daily makeup, you’ll likely have used it up anyway.

Lipstick: 2 years


Change in color, texture or smell are all big warning signs that your lipstick has expired. The good news about lipsticks is that they stay good for roughly two years—as you can see, that’s an eternity in the makeup world! You should only keep lip gloss around for half as long. After a year, there’s a much bigger chance of bacteria developing. Oh, and if you use either while you’re sick, you should probably ditch it, as you almost definitely left germs behind.

Natural products: 3-6 months


Think of your natural, preservative-free cosmetics as food, when kept in your refrigerator they’ll last a little longer, but the natural stuff is going to go way quicker.

Nail Polish: 1-2 years


Unlike all your other makeup, bacteria can’t grow inside nail polish, which means it is safe to use for much longer. Keep enjoying your favorite shade until it gets thick or separates to the point that it doesn’t mix back up when you shake it.

These were the tips to help you understand when your makeup kit is due to expire and how you can make out when your makeups time is done. So next time your make up feels or smells weird it’s time you threw it away!

Benefits of Protein and Guide to Buy the Right Protein Drink

Proteins are the building blocks required to repair and grow muscle tissue when you are taking part in any type of activity that breaks down muscle tissue this mostly occurs mostly when a person participates in regular exercise or playing a sport that requires strength and stamina.

Some examples of common protein rich foods are chicken, beef, eggs, milk, cheese, fish and of course supplementary protein sources known as protein powders.

Other sources of proteins are found in potatoes, rice, pasta, and nuts, but the majority of proteins found in these sources are not considered to be ‘essential’ proteins and their bio-availability is not as high as what is found in the meats and dairy groups. Therefore, when calculating our daily protein needs, it is best to only count the ‘complete/essential’ proteins.


Typically to gain muscle mass or even lose fat, you have to keep your protein intake high. A good rule of thumb to calculate protein intake is to multiply your body-weight by 1.5. Then we would want to divide that intake into 5-6 meals over the course of the day.

Now to anyone who is a newbie to this concept, the thought of eating six chicken breasts a day or eight egg whites each meal can seem like a daunting task. Fear not, as there is an alternative to eating six whole food protein sources a day that is guaranteed to deliver just as good as results.

Here are a few types of Proteins and their uses:

  • Whey protein is one of the most commonly used proteins and is best for day-to-day use. It contains all of the essential amino acids and is easily digested. It helps boost energy and can reduce stress levels. Whey isolates and concentrates are best to use after a workout. Easily available online on Healtkart, Paytm, Amazon.
  • Soy protein is another common choice. It helps reduce high cholesterol and can ease symptoms of menopause for some women. It can also help with osteoporosis by helping build bone mass.

Other types of protein include:

  • Egg protein, these are released more slowly than whey and can be taken throughout the day.
  • Milk proteins help in supporting immune function and enhance muscle growth.
  • Rice protein, which is 100 percent plant-based, is a good choice for vegetarians or for people who don’t consume dairy products. It’s also gluten-free.
  • Pea protein is highly digestible, hypoallergenic and economical.
  • Hemp protein is also 100 percent plant-based. It’s a good source of omega-3 fatty acids.

It interesting that so many myths about protein have come and gone, including the claim that the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) was perfect for all adults, regardless of how much they trained, and that if you ate more protein than the RDA, your kidneys and bones could be in danger. Obviously a lot has changed. In recent years it has become clear that people who exercise regularly need more protein than the RDA, and that higher intakes are quite safe.

However, with so many protein supplements on the market, one of the most common questions I get asked is which one to buy. Below are some guidelines to help you pick the right protein type and product for your personal fitness goals!

There is also lots of debate as to which type of protein is the best to ingest.

To make your protein buying process simpler here are a few varieties you should look at:



This is a good source of protein powder that is absorbed at a moderate pace. Typically it is good to include this type between meals.


Whey protein isolate is more rapidly absorbed and is recommended to have immediately following a workout to shuttle proteins and amino acids into the starving muscle cells.


Casein has a longer digestion period, more so than concentrate and isolate. Bodybuilders and many athletes normally include this type of protein as their final meal before bed as it provides a constant flood of amino’s throughout the night during sleep.

Here are the 7 major points that should help or guide you to buy the right protein drink for you:

  1. Build muscles — For muscle growth, choose a protein powder with a high biological value (a value that measures how well the body can absorb and utilize a protein). Whey protein and whey isolates are your best options.
  2. Lose weight — To lose weight, choose shakes with no added sugars or dextrins/maltodextrins (sweeteners made from starch). Don’t choose those with added branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs), as they help promote muscle growth and weight gain.
  3. Stay vegetarian or vegan — If you are vegetarian or vegan, don’t choose milk-based protein shakes (e.g., whey, milk proteins); instead use 100 percent plant proteins.
  4. Go low-sugar with diabetes — Patients who have diabetes should choose protein shakes without added sugar (don’t choose protein powders with sugar listed as one of the first three ingredients). It’s also best to look for a shake that’s low in carbohydrates (less than 5 grams per serving).
  5. Limit protein for kidney disease — People with kidney disease can’t tolerate a lot of protein at one time. Stick with powders that have a lower-range protein content (10-15 grams per serving).
  6. Avoid gastrointestinal problems — Patients with irritable bowel syndrome or lactose intolerance should choose powders that don’t contain lactose sugars, artificial sweeteners or dextrins/maltodextrins. If you have a gluten allergy or sensitivity, don’t choose powders that contain gluten.
  7. Stick to your budget — To save money, buy tubs of protein powder instead of ready-to-drink protein shakes which are more expensive because they’re convenient.