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A Guide to Protein Shakes

Protein powders come in various forms and the common ones are whey, soy, and casein protein. Whey, a water soluble milk protein, is said to be a complete package with all the right mix of nine amino acids essential for human dietary needs. But vegans can go for soy protein though its taste is a bit unpleasant and doesn’t dissolve well in water. As these shakes come in variable prices, so if not for a specific brand you are looking for, you can opt for a less expensive one too.

How much is enough?

In order to get more protein into your system, you can either go for victuals filled with proteins or the easy way, i.e. intake of protein shake. If you decide on the later then a caveat is necessary. Most of you are already high on protein with your choice of food habits so any extra amount is required or not is a matter of debate.

As per many health experts, an adult should have a protein intake of 63g per day. Even athletes taking protein vary from a range of 0.6-0.9grams to 0.7-0.9 grams per pound depending on the kind of activity and exercise they are involved in.

So, you must ask yourself before going on for these protein shakes if you at all require them because too much of anything is always bad. Similarly, too much of protein can have a serious effect on your kidney and liver.