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If you want to build muscle, here is some advice on when you should eat protein.

If you want to build muscle, here is some advice on when you should eat protein. If you want to build muscle, you need protein.  Sure, there are protein shakes and diets you can do to increase your protein intake, but the time you consume it may also factor in. The foods you consume may also either work for or against your desired goal. According to an exercise expert from Lehman college, your body actually utilizes the protein you consume 4-5 hours after you eat it. According to the latest medical literature, eating 1.6 to 2.2 grams of protein for Read More »

Can you have too much protein and are there side effects according to the NY Times?

Can you have too much protein and are there side effects according to the NY Times? People who are active need a lot of protein to make sure they do not experience a muscular breakdown during exercise.   While it is true that we metabolize protein differently when we are older, and may require more, how much and what type of protein-based amino acids are necessary, and how much is too much. There are many types of protein, and many people are using protein shakes, from different sources.  According to the NY Times, you must be careful to make sure you Read More »

Animal protein vs. plant protein; which is healthier for us.

Animal protein vs. plant protein; which is healthier for us. Humans are carnivores, yet many people have become vegetarian, and avoid many of not all meats.  Since we need protein to function, especially as we age, finding a good source of protein is important. Meat eaters are aware that too much meat is not good for us, and can increase our mortality risk.   Is plant protein safer?  Maybe, according to a recent article in the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine. A recent study in the JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Assn.) (1) suggests that when comparing plant and animal protein, Read More »

Protein bars; what is in them and are they really healthy? The NY Times explores.

Protein bars; what is in them and are they really healthy? The NY Times explores. Protein bars are very popular today, and many are touting their natural ingredients. As we strive for healthier snacks, bypassing milky way bars and eating Power Bars instead, protein is good because it is fuel for the body. A healthier diet has more protein and less carbs in general. As a chiropractor, if I eat more carbs during my lunch, I lose energy and feel tired, vs. eating protein which gives me energy and endurance. The NY Times looked into what goes into making a Read More »