Do we really need that post-workout shake?
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One hypothesis suggests that there's a finite amount of protein that the body can actually use.
Could dairy products soon be produced in labs?
Dairy proteins may be the next product to be mass produced in labs, for use in fluid "milk" production and processed dairy products like yogurt and cheese.
Protein supplements are expensive, and might not be doing much for you.
Most Australians have double the recommended intake of protein already, meaning protein shakes are probably superfluous for most.
Gym-goers are going crazy for these products. It's time for a reality check.
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Dr James Brown answered questions on Facebook Live from how much exercise you need to what you should eat afterwards.
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The advice on the sides of protein tubs may have to change.
Chocolate milk is well supported by research as ticking all the boxes for an effective exercise recovery drink.
The decision to use protein supplements is based more on marketing claims than anything else. They offer few real performance benefits that an athlete’s normal diet isn’t already delivering.
Sales of protein-based health products are booming.
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I am always amazed by the wide range of sports nutrition products on sale in gyms and sports centres. No matter the time of day, it seems gym goers are always drinking nutrient shakes. The sports nutrition…