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What Is Protein Shake
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
WhoKnows-WhoWillPay?: As with all "dietary supplements", by congressional action, dshea 1994, see fda.Gov, for dietary supplements sold otc, marketers are exempt from evaluating or proving claims or safety. Supplements are on an "honor system" relying on the manufacturer/marketer/seller to report problems, if/after recognized by enough customers to fda. Who is going to pay for expensive clinical trails & data keeping. ...Read more
WHEY it out: Hydrolysed whey protein is rich in all of 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 one "best.": First, look at your diet and what amount of protein you ingest! then decide if you should supplement and by how many grams of protein! the best is whey, followed by /soy, and there are blends. See how much protein they have, and how few fat and most important, how little sugar grams they have. Cost is important. Flavor is too. ...Read more
Different substances: 80% of protein in milk is casein, 20% whey. They have different balances of amino acids, whey is absorbed more quickly and they have different effects. See http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/satternorton.htm and http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/casein_vs_whey_protein.htm and https://www.t-nation.com/supplements/whey-vs-casein-the-real-story for more details. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Either: The whey protein shake likely has more protein, depending on how much is added. Base your decision on the nutrients and what you are looking for- which has more protein? Number of fat grams? Amount of simple sugars? Does the shake have added vitamins and minerals? What tastes the best? Both sound like reasonable recovery drinks. ...Read more
Protein: Main Diet: A protein diet is how any one who seeks to be lean and healthy should eat. The majority of your daily calories should come from protein sources. This means limiting the calories you get from carbohydrates and fats. This is new thinking in western medicine. But, it is good advice. 60% of your daily calories should be protein. ...Read more
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