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Doctor insights on: Protein Shakes For Pregnant Women

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Is protein shakes good for pregnant women?

Is protein shakes good for pregnant women?

Protein - pregnancy: Can be - but be balanced. Best to stay natural. Egg white is superior to all. Quinoa is excellent. Beans and lentils are excellent. Milk protein is excellent. Whole grains are good but not sufficient. Nuts are excellent. Yogurt is excellent ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Can you please describe great protein shakes for women?

Can you please describe great protein shakes for women?

All without carbs!: Eas carbvantage, 17g atkins morning shake: 16g. Premium (cosco): 30g. There are many. Cost does not equal the best! ...Read more

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Being a woman should I be drinking protein shakes?

Being a woman should I be drinking protein shakes?

If you....: Are not eating enough meat, or you are exercising heavily. Also, they make a quick breakfast or meal substitute. I like eas carbvantage: 17g of protein, 1 gram off fat, 2.5 grams of carbs, 100 calories. Chocolate fudge, strawberry, chocolate mocha, and french vanilla! ...Read more

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What are some healthy protein shakes for women?

What are some healthy protein shakes for women?

Several.: EAS carbvantage 17 g protein; Premium Protein (30 g protein); Atkin's shakes (15g protein). All have whey protein, except for EAS-soy and pea protein! ...Read more

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Are protein shakes good for women who want to loose weight?

Are protein shakes good for women who want to loose weight?

Protein Shakes: Protein shakes can be a helpful addition to a weigh loss program. The best shakes include vegetables, protein and fruit. Try rice protein instead of whey protein to eliminate dairy. Add fruits you enjoy for flavor. Make sure you eat an overall healthy diet focusing on plant protein and daily exercise should be a part of your weigh loss plan. Best wishes. ...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?
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Could protein shakes increases height?

Could protein shakes increases height?

Can help but....: Only if you are a teenager growing. Your age appears to be 35, and if this is the case, it will not increase height! ...Read more

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How safe is it to take protein shakes?

How safe is it to take protein shakes?

Safe unless...: Unless your kidney function is low, or you have renal tubular acidosis. Otherwise safe and healthy. ...Read more

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Are protein shakes safe for 18 year olds?

Are protein shakes safe for 18 year olds?

Yes: Protein shakes are considered food however, make sure that there are no energy additives. Most 18 yr olds do not need extra protein. ...Read more

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Are protein shakes suitable fo 14 year olds?

Are protein shakes suitable fo 14 year olds?

Protein Shakes: Should be fine. Do your research on the quality of the shake as some have been found to contain toxic heavy metals. Also watch the amount of calories/carbohydrates in them. For muscle mass increase, restrict carbohydrates and add protein for 2 hours post workout. For quicker/increased recovery increase carbohydrates and restrict protein post workout. ...Read more

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When in the day should I consume protein shakes?

When in the day should I consume protein shakes?

Within 1 hour: Within one hour after exercise is the usual recommendation for a protein shake ...Read more

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P90x : do you really have to have protein shakes and bars while doing it?

P90x : do you really have to have protein shakes and bars while doing it?

Short answer: I tell patients no one goes out to dinner for a protein shake or bars. So why do it now? You need to learn to eat correctly for yourself. If you educate yourself on what works for you that is half the battle. For more help check out our web page at www. Weighstation. Net, read the newsletters for lots of great ideas. P90x and real food you should be fine! ...Read more

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Is it safe to have protein shakes?

Is it safe to have protein shakes?

Yes.: Unless your kidney function is low, or you have renal tubular acidosis. Otherwise safe and healthy. ...Read more

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Could protein shakes cause thirst?

No.: Thirst is a complex response that the brain processes, usually used to communicate to the person on the needs of fluids. If you are not drinking enough fluids, your body will let you know. This thirst response is decreased in elderly patients. ...Read more

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Is it okay for me to have creatine pills + protein shakes?

Is it okay for me to have creatine pills + protein shakes?

Sure: Bodybuilding, right? I'm very glad you're doing this. It's a wonderful gift for yourself. Stay away from the Anabolic steroids -- I've been around gyms for decades and every guy I know who's tried them has regretted it. They affect the mind, they're illegal and cheating, and almost all women prefer a naturally-fit-looking man. Keep doing what you're doing. ...Read more

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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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Do protein shakes overload liver?

Do protein shakes overload liver?

No: They may not overload the liver, but they can force the kidney to work a bit harder. If yyour kidneys are compromised in any way, you need to reduce the amount of protein you take in. Humans can only absorb less than 2 grams of protein/kg of body weight at the absolute maximum....The rest is just excess calories. ...Read more

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Do protein shakes and supplements work?

Do protein shakes and supplements work?

No: I disagree with dr chao. There is no research available that demonstrates that they do work at all for endurance, performance and " replacing" muscle mass. And potential for serious side effects is very high. Not worth the expense or effort. ...Read more

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Is a healthy diet better than protein shakes?

Is a healthy diet better than protein shakes?

Yes.: Protein shakes are simply what they say - extra protein. Likewise, a healthy diet is healthy as it includes fruits, vegetables and all elements of the food pyramid. There is no shortcut. ...Read more

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Can you get sinus problems with protein shakes?

It depends: It depends on what the base of the protein is, and whether your body is sensitive to it or not. Some who are sensitive to dairy products, for instance, might not tolerate whey protein well, and develop sensitivity responses -- possibly leading to "sinus problems." also the other milk being used in the shake could be an issue. Alternatives are pea or soy protein -- and coconut or almond milk, etc. ...Read more

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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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Is driking protein shakes good for you at age 65?

Is driking protein shakes good for you at age 65?

No better than if 56: What I mean by that is that there's no evidence that protein shakes are necessarily any better at any given age. Sure if you're not consuming enough, they might be helpful. Sure, if you're trying to bulk up for a movie role, they might be helpful. But just based upon age, no. ...Read more

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How safe are protein shakes n prework out supplements?

How safe are protein shakes n prework out supplements?

Most are safe: 20-40 grams of protein, the amount in most protein shakes, is safe to take as a muscle building supplement if you are healthy with normal kidneys and you drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration. Avoid any products claiming additional energy or weight loss benefits since these often contain caffeine or other substances which can put you at increased risk of heat injury, stroke and heart attack. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink protein shakes without working out?

Yes: Just remember that a protein has 4 cal/gram. If it is not burned it will be stored as fat. But when a person is cutting calories a macro-nutrient enriched shake is very helpful and will help prevent muscle breakdown and general malnutrition. Be sure that the manufacturing process is good or proteins can become denatured and useless. You have to exercise even if it is just walking, it is vital! ...Read more

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Can drinking protein shakes stop me getting a six pack?

Can drinking protein shakes stop me getting a six pack?

Yes: You probably each enough protein and these shakes are calories ; make you fat. You're going to need to diet and be hungry for a fair part of each day, and not "reward yourself with food." you'll need to do some serious aerobic exercise. As you lose most of your body fat, start developing your abdominal muscles. Especially, don't neglect exercises like cable pull-downs for heavy resistance. ...Read more

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Which protein shakes have the most amount of amino acids?

Most protein grams.: The amount of proteins in the shake will define the amount of amino acids in the shake. Amino acids + amino acids = proteins. So the shake with the highest amount of calories from proteins will be the one that has the most amino acids. This does not mean specific amino acids you might be looking for. ...Read more

Shaking (Definition)

Shaking is a symptom in which a person has tremors (shakiness or small back and forth movements) in part or all of his body. Shaking can be due to cold body temperatures, rising fever (such as with infections), neurological problems, medicine ...Read more


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