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Protein For Vegetarians
Animal source: Proteins of animal source usually have more cholesterol. ...Read more
Many options: There are a lot of options for healthy breakfasts that don't involve meat or eggs: -Oatmeal topped with fruit and/or nuts -Smoothies made with non-dairy milk, protein powder or peanut butter, and fruit. -Meatless breakfast burrito (can make yourself or buy frozen option--sometimes they use tofu as replacement for eggs) -Tofu scramble with vegetables (treat tofu as though it's eggs) ...Read more
Will supplementing a lower protein semi-vegetarian diet with whey protein powder improve immune function?
Probably: This depends on sufficiency of protein in your diet but deficiency of Amino Acids is not unusual ; grows more common as we age, as most over age 60 produce insufficient hydrochloric acid, needed to digest protein. Low protein impairs immune function; whey is a superb source proven to increase glutathione, important for immune function. There are big differences in quality-see http://bit.Ly/1fpottv. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not as a stand alone: but as an adjunct 4 weight lifting for muscle mass. 50gms/day we need daily. You can increase it in diet or take a supplement. Do not over do it. Mote does not mean more muscle mass, but can effect your kidneys. On days i lift i take an additional 20gms. That's 4 an hour of heavy lifting with multiple reps. Can take some while U lift, but should complete it in 30-60min post workout. ...Read more
You're fine: Twenty grams after a workout will be great. I'm pleased you're exercising and building muscle; some people prefer soy because it's vegetarian / vegan. Both are good choices, and despite what you may hear from others there's no real reason to prefer one over the other for the ordinary fitness buff. ...Read more
Is hemp protein replace meat protein for kidney failure? Is seems hemp protein can be digest easier?
Hemp protein: Hemp protein contains healthy nutrients for the body. It contains significant amounts of omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids. It also contains 21 amino acids, including all of the essential amino acids. Plant proteins such as hemp have been shown in animal experiments to place less strain on the kidneys. The researchers speculate that hemp protein contains large amounts of arginine, and arginine supports kidney functioning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pea protein shake a good supplemental alternative to whey protein shake for vegans? Is there enough Lysine? Any better alternatives? Thank you.
Only in unnatural...: Casein is just milk protein, most likely from cow milk. It is bad for a person if she takes casein in unnaturally large amounts, but casein is in naturally healthy amounts in dairy products. There is no need to take processed casein outside of dietary milk, yogurt, etc... ...Read more
You need more!: Soy or any plant based protein, is much less as a protein source than animal based protein, because the amino-acid composition does not miiror the Amino Acids that your muscle protein is comprised off. You need approximately 40% more of soy protein nutrtional supplements than whey protein. ...Read more
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