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Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more


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Which type of protein could a 14 year old boy drink to gain weight fast?

Which type of protein could a 14 year old boy drink to gain weight fast?

No protein powder: Use natural proteins found in lentils, beans, nuts, tofu, and wild fish like salmon. Even an occasional egg white. Don't expose your child to protein powders. ...Read more

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Can I gain weight by drinking a lot of whey protein?

Can I gain weight by drinking a lot of whey protein?

Whey protein can: help weight gain but not significantly. Please look at the whole picture and make sure you are eating nutritious foods such as fruits and vegetables. Exercise can promote muscle mass. I see from your history that you use stool softeners and prune juice. Please see your doc for possible GI issues. Diagnos-techs lab in WA state has a good GI panel. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Would it be safe for my 15 year old boy to drink whey protein powder to gain weight?

Would it be safe for my 15 year old boy to drink whey protein powder to gain weight?

Why?: Why do you wish to gain weight? If you are otherwise healthy, being skinny is not a disease. Do not purposly gain weight, unless advised by your doctor. ...Read more

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I am trying to gain weight and my major source of protein is milk. Should I continue drinking a lot of milk even though I am trying to treat my acne?

I am trying to gain weight and my major source of protein is milk. Should I continue drinking a lot of milk even though I am trying to treat my acne?

Milk can be allergan: Dairy products can be an allergan quite commonly in many patients! if youre trying to do the gallon a day of milk diet, then i advise against it! for two reasons: no nutrient should be obtained from only one source, which also limits you from obtaining all essential aminos! secondly, milk can be a common allergan. Make sure youre not allergic to it before consuming large volumes of milk. ...Read more

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What will drinking soy protein powder do to a young female?Will it mess up hormones since there's chemicals, or will it give me curves/help gain weight

What will drinking soy protein powder do to a young female?Will it mess up hormones since there's chemicals, or will it give me curves/help gain weight

Soy protein: Despite all the internet claims, is just protein which will be broken down in your GI system and metabolized for calories -- just like anything else you eat or drink. If you eat more calories than you burn off, you will gain weight, but you con't tell your body where to deposit the fat -- so the curves may not end up where you want them to be. ...Read more

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Whats the easiest way to gain weight im 5"2 and only weigh 110lb can exercising help me? I've tried drinking the protein shakes but they not ar working

Why?: 110# at 5'2" is just right. I don't advise trying to gain weight. We come in a variety of sizes and shapes. Self acceptance is critical for happiness and health. Enjoy your body the way it is. That said, exercise is always a good idea. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm trying to gain weight, I'm a female, am I able to drink homemade protein shakes with protein powder?

What do you advise if I'm trying to gain weight, I'm a female, am I able to drink homemade protein shakes with protein powder?

Lean met, some carbs: Add lean red meat. Fishes, salmon, and some carbs together with above. Eat slowly and let it digest well. BMs ok? ...Read more