• Should You Use Protein Powder?

    The nutrient builds and repairs muscles after your workout, but studies are now linking too much protein to health dangers like heart disease. So now what? We got answers

    If you’re short on time after your workout, this powder is healthy, convenient way to boost your intake of protein.  Opt for whey protein, which is milk based, suggests Andrew Jagim, Ph.D., a sports nutritionist.

    “It has the highest amount if amino acids, and your body digests it quickly, so you get the the benefits almost immediately”, he says

    If you’re lactose intolerant or vegan, try pea protein powder, which is similar to whey in terms of protein it contains. But check calories and sugar content.

    “Choose a powder that has 100 to 150 calories and less than four grams of sugar per scoop,” says Brooke Alpert, R.D.N., the founder of B Nutritious, a nutrition company in New York City.

     

    Extracted from SHAPE Malaysia July 2016 issue 

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