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The Best Protein Shake For Hypoglycemia
Can I add glucose with my protein shake if i have hypoglycemia? Will it cause the sugar or insulin spikes and crashes that cause lightheadedness etc?
No and yes:
The more important question is how do you know that you are having hypoglycemia? True blood test verified hypoglycemia is not normal.
In a healthy person, simple carbohydrates during and immediately after vigorous exercise will be utilized by your muscles or used to replenish glycogen stores and shouldn't cause problems with exercise bouts exceeding 30-40 minutes. ...Read more
Several, but...: My favorite is "premium protein, " available in chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry-the latter two are good for smoothies! 30 g of protein per serving, only 110 kcal. Taste good. Whey protein only, and little fat and carbs. 110 calories! Available at costco, sam's, and other outlets-but cheaper at the first two. $1.33 per serving! ...Read more
Least calorie: The best shake is one which has natural ingredients, low calories. You can make great shake out of greek yogurt. ...Read more
No right answer: There is no medical or scientific answer to this question. Medicine would be completely neutral about this. ...Read more
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
WHEY it out: Hydrolysed whey protein is rich in all the essential and non-essential amino acids, which are the building blocks for all proteins including muscle. It is rich in glutamine and has precursors to produce glutathione, a powerful anti-oxidant in our body. Don't need all the marketing hype. Just pure whey will do. ...Read more
No endorsement: I am sorry, but there are no product endorsements done here on health tap. ...Read more
Yes: Yes. There is soy protein, rice protein, and pea protein. There are many reputable companies that manufacture these products, and some only sell to professional offices such as doctors' offices for patients to buy. For some of these companies, you can buy online if your doctor refers you. ...Read more
Protein does not-: -give you increased energy, but is needed 2 build muscle by lifting & working out. This will give you more energy, & a better self-esteem. You need 50gms/day for maintenance. With heavy lifting a supplement can be used. A bump of 30-45 gms will help build muscle mass. This can also be obtained by diet also, then there is no need to supplement. ...Read more
Any type: Substituting a protein shake for a meal is a common way to try to lose weight. The best way is to take it right after a vigorous work out. The exercise component is extremely important. Sometimes, people just add the shake to their diet hoping it will help. That makes them gain weight. ...Read more
Food intolerance: Many people have a lactose intolerance this can cause cramping and diahrrea after eating milk or milk proteins found in shake "powders". The coldness of a shake with ice may be shocking to your stomach causing a reflex of your bowels, so drink very cold things slowly. ...Read more
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
Within 45 mins: A protein shake is the most beneficial to your muscles for rebuilding and recovery within the first 30-45 mins of you working out. If you don't have a high protein intake throughout the day a shake can also help make up for that as your body does need it throughout the day as your body uses it for normal function as well as rebuilding your muscles. ...Read more
I don't think there is any specific scientific reason to take it before or afterwards.
Personally I will have it afterwards.
Let's see if any other physician has any recommendations about this matter. I would like to be educated on it as well. ...Read more
Yes you can:
The body can only put on a limited amount of protein in a day (varies with intake, disease state, etc). Dietary excess of protein requires can cause problems if there is any underlying decrease in kidney function (as may be seen with diabetes, aging, etc), can increase risk for kidney stones, dehydration (unless adequate h2o), liver abn.
Balance studies show 0.8-1.0 gm/kg is plenty in good healt. ...Read more
I don't see any harm: A protein dominated shake is essentially an alternative nutrition source. A 2.5yo may have an allergic reaction to one of the components of the shake as s/he might to any new food. Otherwise, a sip or a few ounces of such a drink would be unlikely to cause any harm. ...Read more
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