Filling up your plate with a well-rounded blend of macronutrients doesn’t have to be limited to chicken, broccoli, and rice.
A protein shake can pack all the macro and micronutrients one should need in one blended liquid gold concoction.
The problem is when people structure a protein shake, they generally don’t structure it in a way in which it could be considered a “meal replacement.” Water, protein powder, and a handful of ice to taste may be all that is needed to get your protein needs post-workout, but it will fail miserably to contribute in a way that can stand on its own.
I am a big fan of having a protein shake around mid-day as a meal. It’s a quick, delicious & easy way to control your calories and get a surge of complete nutrition to recover post-workout as well as hold you over until your next meal.
Protein shakes promote muscle growth, as well as improve performance and recovery. They also help prevent muscle loss and may even increase muscle mass during weight loss.
Your body will respond to consistency when consuming adequate protein amounts. Protein is one of the essential building blocks of bone, muscle, and skin. Additionally, the body needs it to produce hormones, enzymes, and other chemicals. Chronic diseases are the leading causes of death in America, such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States.
In weight loss dieting, consuming whey protein can be a way to help people feel full for longer.
It may also reduce body weight, promote lean body mass while also decreasing body fat percentage. Also, Reduction in blood pressure, total cholesterol, and other risks of cardiovascular diseases. It is almost safe to say that protein can give your body a buffer against the ravages of potential diseases and risk factors that plague many Americans.
The recommended daily intake of protein for people aged 19 years and over is 46 g for women and 56 g for men. People who may find it challenging to meet these amounts, possibly including some vegans and vegetarians, may find that a complete plant protein shake packed with nutrients will offer the reassurance of meeting those requirements consistently.
Protein comes in all forms such as Whey, Casein, Soy, Pea, and Hemp. No matter what you are consuming, make sure it is from a reputable brand. Many best-selling protein powders can contain heavy metals, such as lead, cadmium, and arsenic.
What is the best advice I am offering?
Today, tomorrow, and for the rest of your life, include a shake in your diet for breakfast, mid-day meal, or even before bed and give your body the nutritional insurance it deserves.
Here is a basic build-your-own shake template featuring two simple shake recipes. If you are a smaller male or female athlete, be sure to cut the recommendations in half.