Protein powders are becoming increasingly popular in the fitness sector.
Protein powders do not have any benefit over whole foods or a naturally protein rich, well-balanced diet. Protein is extremely important post-exercise for muscle synthesis and development…especially if you are doing resistance training. What type of protein you choose (whole food or a protein supplement) is your own choice.
If you are choosing to use protein powders:
- After intense weight-training or endurance exercise: choose a powder with solely whey protein (quickly absorbed)
- WATCH for added fats, sugars, and artificial sweeteners (e.g. Aspartame, Sucralose, Xylitol, Saccharin) that are commonly found in protein powders.
- Consume ~20 grams of protein powder post-exercise.
- Don’t overdo it! Our body only optimally absorbs 30g of protein at a given time. Spread out your protein intake throughout the day (Ideally, 30g per meal).
- Overusing may lead to weight gain due to increased calories.
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An impressive share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a colleague who had been conducting a little
research on this. And he in fact bought me lunch simply because I found it for him…
lol. So let me reword this…. Thank YOU for the meal!!
But yeah, thanx for spending time to discuss this topic here on your site.
Haha! That is awesome. Glad you found it useful to you and got yourself a free meal!! Please let me know if you have any topic requests for future posts 🙂