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Doctor insights on: Is The Special K Protein Shake Good For Diabetics

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Can I drink a special k protein shake with high blood pressure?

Can I drink a special k protein shake with high blood pressure?

May be: With having high blood pressure, it is important to not eat too much sodium. High sodium in your diet makes it harder to keep a normal blood pressure, even if you are taking medication for it. Try to keep your total daily intake at 1, 500mg a day. So, you'll have to check the label on the back and add in how much sodium it has to your daily intake to see if you should drink it or not. ...Read more

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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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How do you get rid of really bad smelling gas? Started drinking Special K protein shakes. Could that be it?

How do you get rid of really bad smelling gas? Started drinking Special K protein shakes. Could that be it?

Gas: Gas is determined on what your bacterial flora is in your gut. You need to first change your diet to a diet that allows you gut flora to change the smell. Special k won't do that. ...Read more

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Can a diabetic can drink a protein shake?

Yes, but no: You can, but you don't want to. All protein drinks are is a bottle of extra calories -- calories that you probably don't need and don't want. Try 3 meals during the day, it's cheaper, tastes better and is much better for you. Protein shakes are metabolized to calories, just like anything else - otherwise you'd end up looking like what you eat. ...Read more

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Please tell me can diabetics have protein shake? If not, how to bulk up?

Please tell me can diabetics have protein shake? If not, how to bulk up?

Yes, but..: Keep an eye on the sugar and carbohydrate levels in your shake, and monitor you glucose until you can see what effect the shakes might have. You may need to adjust your diet or your medications, depending on your findings. This assumes, of course, that you have adequate kidney function. Best Wishes! ...Read more

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What can happen when a diabetic consumes a normal protein shake?

What can happen when a diabetic consumes a normal protein shake?

Watch blood sugar: Are you having a shake as a meal replacement or in addition to your meals? I generally do not recommend the commercial shakes that come in cans. Often they have things in them that noone needs. You can get protein powder and make your own shake. It is good if it is meal replacement. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me the implications for a diabetic taking a normal protein shake?

Can you please tell me the implications for a diabetic taking a normal protein shake?

AVOID IT: There is no reason for anyone to take a protein shake, much less someone with diabetes. You get more than enough protein from your diet. Why would you need a "shake"? Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Good is better for you and less expensive. ...Read more

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My dad is borderline diabetic has lost weight/muscle mass and shows signs of weakness especially when he walks, can a high protein shake help?

My dad is borderline diabetic has lost weight/muscle mass and shows signs of weakness especially when he walks, can a high protein shake help?

You can supplement: If your dad is 91 yr old most likely he may not be consuming enough protein calories then yes. You have to speak to his doctor, control the blood sugar levels, can use physical therapy, such services are available at home speak to a social worker expedite ...Read more

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All I've had today is a Special K protein shake, orange juice, and water. But my stomach hurts and I'm have diarrhea. Why?

All I've had today is a Special K protein shake, orange juice, and water. But my stomach hurts and I'm have diarrhea. Why?

Good question: This will take 30min of questions and answers and examination. It is fine if it is one day, see a doctor if persists, keep track of what you eat. ...Read more

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Is Special K protein drink good for a diabetic meal?

No: Food, in restricted amounts, is much better for meals than any shake, drink, supplement or substitute -- no matter whether you have diabetes or not. These meal replacements are only an attempt to make money on products that have no use. ...Read more

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Hello, I am diabetic and my question is... can I drink one special K protein drink for my snack?

Hello, I am diabetic and my question is... can I drink one special K protein drink for my snack?

Probably yes: It all depends how many carbs in it
and if your kidneys are functioning fine ...Read more

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Are protein shakes good for you? If so what protein shake is best?

Are protein shakes good for you? If so what protein shake is best?

Diet and Living: Yes. Of course. That is also as long as you are ingesting plenty of fluids and getting regular exercise. But, medicine has no opinion on specific products to choose for this purpose. ...Read more

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Is there any food that is as good as protein shake for building muscles?

Is there any food that is as good as protein shake for building muscles?

Protein: Protein. You should eat 1 gram for every pound of ideal body weight. For instance, if your ideal body weight should be 180 pounds, then you should eat 180 grams of protein a day...As long as you don't have any kidney disease. Protein is found in meat, dairy, eggs and protein supplements. ...Read more

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Is it good to have protein shake at a age of 16?

It's fine: Having an occasional protein shake is fine. Just make sure you know all the ingredients in the powder, as some "protein shakes" also contain many other supplements of questionable benefit. These shakes should not take the place of a well-balanced diet. ...Read more

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What is good protein shake for a female track athlete?

What is good protein shake for a female track athlete?

Protein supplement: You want a protein shake that combines protein with calories. Both should be digestible. I recommend mixing 30 grams protein powder from a health food store with 4 to 6 ounces of yogurt plus chips of fruit and enough juice of your favorite flavor (V8 FUSION) to make the drink smooth. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a good protein shake to take before running but still gain mass?

Can you recommend a good protein shake to take before running but still gain mass?

Lift weights: Running is not going to increase your muscle mass. Add strength training to your workouts to gain muscle and use whey protein post workout (or better yet, real food like lean meats) to help build protein. ...Read more

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Is it good to have a protein shake for breakfast for weight loss?

Is it good to have a protein shake for breakfast for weight loss?

Protein shakes can-: -have lots of sugar, & is not 4 wt loss, but 2 increase Ur daily protein intake. Mainly should B ingested after a work out. Best way 2 loose wt is am workouts, day of rest or cardio, & use protein supplements only if Ur daily intake is insufficient. Maintenance is 50gms/day if U do not get this then a supplement may B needed. Always read the labels for caloric & sugar content. ...Read more

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Soccer match at 5:15pm what's a good meal plan for the whole day leading up to the game? And should I drink protein shake before the game?

Soccer match at 5:15pm what's a good meal plan for the whole day leading up to the game? And should I drink protein shake before the game?

Game-Day nutrition: The night before the soccer game is the best time to eat a large meal balanced with carbohydrates and protein. Hydrate well the night before, too. On game date eat substantial yet light meals again with complex carbs/protein, but no sooner than 4 hours before your game. Avoid high fat foods like burgers/chips/dairy. A small snack (banana/protein drink) and dilute sports drink 2 hours before. ...Read more

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Is Apetamin good to drink if you're trying to gain weight? Also is it good to mix with weight gain protein shake and working out 4 days a week?

Is Apetamin good to drink if you're trying to gain weight? Also is it good to mix with weight gain protein shake and working out 4 days a week?

Caveat emptor: Cyproheptadine in this drug can cause confusion, hallucinations, unusual thoughts or behavior; seizure (convulsions); ringing in your ears; fast or pounding heartbeats; easy bruising or bleeding; urinating less than usual or not at all; or pale or yellowed skin, dark colored urine, fever, or unusual weakness. Mild drowsiness, dizziness, And much more.. . Are you willing to risk it? ...Read more

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Pea protein shake a good supplemental alternative to whey protein shake for vegans? Is there enough Lysine? Any better alternatives? Thank you.

Lysine in peas: Pea protein powders are reported as having a lot of Lysine. You're more likely to get all your essential amino acids if you use more than one protein source (legumes, whole grains, and nuts). Search for Complete Proteins on greatest. Com. ...Read more

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What type of protein shake is good for women? Post workout?

Eat whole foods: For best nutrition you do not need to eat extra protein.. 5 -. 8 grams of protein per lb of lean body weight per day is usually enough. So after exercise whole food protein is best, but if you do want to use supplements bcaa, hemp, and whey proteins are best. Be careful to read labels and avoid artificial sweeteners. ...Read more

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I am a female and would like to know how do I choose a good protein shake?

I am a female and would like to know how do I choose a good protein shake?

It would be...: Definitely low carb, and high protein. The fat content would depend on your diet! example: eas carbvantage-high protein-low carb and low fat! Atkins' shakes (regular): high protein low carb; moderate fat. The calories of each-eas 100 kcal; atkin's 160 kcal! What you are using them for is key. As a simple breakfast replacement, I prefer atkins. As a base for a smoothie with berries: eas! ...Read more

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Would it be a good idea to take a multivitamin daily along with a whey protein shake?

Would it be a good idea to take a multivitamin daily along with a whey protein shake?

No problem: Most normal diets in the usa need no vitamin supplementation. On the other hand, many many people take them. The only harm is likely to be in the thickness of your wallet or the length of your credit card bill. My advice to patients is to take anything you feel would benefit you as long as you are positive it will not hurt you. A multivitamin will not hurt you. ...Read more

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I'm willing to lose weight and build muscle. Will a whey protein shake after a good workout and healthy eating work?

I'm willing to lose weight and build muscle. Will a whey protein shake after a good workout and healthy eating work?

Whey protein is: Fine if it is made from organic or free-range cow milk. If not, it can contain hormones, antibiotics, etc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I would like to start a fiber one bar, and protein shake/water diet. I will also exercise everyday with a waist trainer good or bad idea?

I would like to start a fiber one bar, and protein shake/water diet. I will also exercise everyday with a waist trainer good or bad idea?

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Are there any protein shakes made for diabetics?

Are there any protein shakes made for diabetics?

Not really: Execive protein load to the kidney should be avoided by diabetics of all types. If you want to increase muscle mass keep your diabetes in good control and excersice and the rest will come. ...Read more

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