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Protein Facts

One would think that buying protein powder would be a pretty simple, straightforward process. It is not. Not only are there all sorts of different sources available – whey, casein, pea, soy, hemp, and so on – but these proteins can all be processed in a variety of ways. The most popular and common protein, for example, is whey which is generally available in one of two different forms: concentrate or […]

Protein supplements generally seem like a pretty straightforward product at first, leading many to forget that they are technically “supplements.” The truth is, however, that a lot goes into these common features of the fitness world – plenty of things that you should be aware of and probably aren’t. So, in an effort to keep you informed, here (in no particular order) are 10 things you need to know about protein […]

People love their protein. And for good reason; high protein diets have been linked with all sorts of benefits – including improved body composition. And thanks to this protein craze that has developed over recent years, we’re beginning to see all sorts of protein supplements on the market boasting various processes and ingredients. Most interestingly, these powders have been coming from a host of new (and often surprising) sources. Of particular […]

Whey protein powder – by far one of the most popular supplements out there – tends to be associated with a particular class of exerciser. Specifically, people generally think of big, muscle-bound, bodybuilder-types chugging whey protein shakes several times a day in an effort to bulk up. Unfortunately, this limited view has meant that plenty of people have missed out on a powerful and underpublicized benefit of whey: weight loss. How […]

Whey protein has a ton of health benefits, even though most people immediately associate it with the health and fitness realm. And, within that application, there’s a good reason for its popularity: Whey protein has been shown to encourage an overall healthy body composition – meaning it helps to builds lean muscle and reduce fat. The popular powder, though, has plenty of other uses. For one thing, whey can be extremely […]

As our understanding of the human body (gradually) increases, it’s becoming increasingly clear that what we eat isn’t the only thing that matters when it comes to nutrition. That much has been pretty apparent for a long time. But science is now beginning to demonstrate that what our food eats can also have a powerful impact on our health. For example, health conscious carnivores have been favoring grass-fed cows over grain-fed […]

Protein is one of the most important aspects of any diet. If you are protein deficient, your health and body composition can suffer dramatically. Most official nutrition organizations recommend a fairly modest protein intake of around 0.36 grams per pound which is 56 grams per day for the average sedentary man and 46 grams per day for the average sedentary woman. However, this is a very low amount and studies show […]