Protein Myths You Shouldn't Believe

Protein Myths You Shouldn't Believe

Although, we suggest talking protein for the the optimum health and sport performance, we know that there is a lot of stigma/myths around protein. This often puts people off taking protein. We want to get to the bottom of this so you know, what's true and what is not.

Eating less protein is the key to losing weight

There is this myth that lingers around protein. "Protein supplements cause weight gain" -this isn't true. if you were to consume a very large amount then you could gain wright as protein does hold calories. However, we suggest the amount to take on our products and online to avoid this. So, if you follow our instructions, you wouldn't gain weight. for you to cut out or limit your protein intake, you'll end up with a deficiency. Your body relies on protein for many bodily functions. The take from this is to balance your protein intake in a healthy diet alongside a regular workout.

How or when you consume protein doesn’t matter – just that you eat enough of it daily

Everyone's bodies take different times to loos weight or gain muscles. The daily recommendation of protein intake for a man is 56g and 46g for a woman, but this is just an average suggestion. you must consider, your weight, height, age and lifestyle. Those factors can make a big difference to how much you should or shouldn't have in your diet. a steady and balanced amount in your diet is good, too much or too little is a bad idea.

 You don’t need protein from your diet if you take supplements

our whey protein gives you the energy that you need for your workouts and also helps build and maintain your muscles. We have a number of different flavours to suit everyone. It can be mixed into food, drinks, yogurts etc. It has a fast absorption in your body. However, it is vital that you take protein alongside a balanced diet and you need a natural intake of amino acid in your diet. you can find amino acids in select meats and in dairy products. i.e. beef, chicken, pork, cheese, yogurt and more. Whey can't be a complete substitute for natural protein in your diet.

The main job for protein is to help muscle development

This is partly true and false. It is only true when you are taking protein to lift, which would mean you would match protein intake in your diet. This means that if you match your protein intake with your lifting, it will support, build and repair your muscles. Protein has other roles in your body. Such as, development/care of hair, nails, blood, cartilage and skin.

Some sources of protein are bad

Your body needs protein, it's vital to have it. Whether you take whey, get it from a natural source or both. On the other hand, some foods that you can get protein from also hold other properties that you should cut from your diet. Or at least limit. i.e. There are dairy products that hold a lot of protein, but also hold a lot of saturated fats. Too much of these products could course you to gain weight instead of maintaining muscle tissue.

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Hopefully that has cleared up some of the myths you may have heard about taking protein. now you know all about it, why not try our Premium Whey Protein 80. Our protein is gm and gluten free as well as vegetarian friendly. It will support you with your performance and general health. If you are dieting, we also offer Premium Diet Protein Plus as a happy alternative, which will also aid weight maintenance.

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