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How Much Protein Can Your Body Use from One Meal?

How much protein can your body digest and use at a time? If you you eat the right amount of protein at every meal you’ll supposedly hit the sweet spot – maximum muscle growth and satiety (fullness) without wasting food or money. General guidelines based on short term trials and one cross-sectional study suggest adults need regular meals including 25 – 45 grams of protein per meal to maintain or build muscle …

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Protein Before Bed for Greater Muscle Gains?

A recently published study found a protein rich snack before bedtime led to greater gains in muscle mass, strength, and type II muscle fiber size in young men participating in a resistance training program. Yet a closer look at the details of this study suggest the timing (before bed) might not matter at all. In this study 44 young men were given a …

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Best New Protein Picks on the Market

If you are tired of the same vanilla and chocolate flavored supplements and looking for something different that delivers on taste and nutrition, check out my top 5 picks from Expo East, the largest natural foods show on the East Coast. About Time Protein Pancake Mix Protein is drying, it will suck the water out of any bar, beverage, or …

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Eat to Beat the Cold and Flu

It’s October which means people are running around panicking about getting their flu shot and worried about getting sick. (for all of you on the go people, I recommend concourse C of the Atlanta airport – yes, they are giving out flu shots in the airport). And what’s perplexing to me is that people miss some of the most obvious …

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Choose Protein for Sustained Weight Loss

Looking to lose weight? Bust out the protein. A recent study published in the Journal of Nutrition found what figure athletes and bodybuilders already know. Diets with increased protein and reduced carbs are effective for weight loss and maintenance. In this particular study the researchers put adults (average age 45) on one of two energy restricted diets for 4 months …

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Fat, Protein or Carbohydrate? What’s the Best Way to Lose Weight?

A New England Journal of Medicine study published today examined how 811 people fared on four different diets with varying macronutrient contents: 1) 20% fat, 15% protein, 65% carbohydrate2) 20% fat, 25% protein, 55% carbohydrate3) 40% fat, 15% protein, 45% carbohydrate4) 40% fat, 25% protein, 35% carbohydrate They were offered diet counseling and instructions for 2 years and ate similar …

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