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Protein Supplements

artist

I have been reading up on meal replacement protein supplements, in particular, on Whey and Soy protein.

I was debating, whether to go with Whey or Soy. I found this website:
http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/drobson71.htm

I know that the majority of people, especially men stick with the whey, because they believe that with Soy, it is so much more difficult to acheive results (it breaks down slower than Whey).

Do any of you use these supplements? If so, which way do you go? Whey or Soy? Which one do you think is better?

I know that Soy has more other health benefits, but does it really work as well as Whey?
Mar 04, 2007 @ 11:44 am

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ItsAMonkey

Protein Supplements

It really depends on what you're trying to do - are you looking to become a body builder? If not, keep in mind that the articles you're reading are written with a different goal in mind. If you're just trying to build muscle as part of a general, non-body building fitness plan, protein is important, but so are other aspects of your diet and exercise plan. Like any other nutrient, protein sources that are best for you come from whole foods, and not a processed product. That being said, sometimes they're a necessary to work into your nutrition plan.

I use a protein supplement post-weight training sessions, but only when I can't find time to fit a protein heavy meal made of foods with naturally occurring protein in before heading out to work. I've used both whey and soy proteins, and haven't found one that's more beneficial then another, and I have some pretty excellent muscles - not of the body building type, but of a lass that likes exercising. One thing that you can be sure of is that both types pretty much taste like ass.

That being said, I do like InterActive Nutrition's Absolute Vegetarian Protein. Here's a direct link: http://www.interactivenutrition.com/products/absolutevegetarian.php

It's the only protein powder that I've found that doesn't have any kind of unnecessary and unhealthy fillers or artificial ingredients. The ingredient list, therefore, is pretty small, which is something that I like to see: Soy Protein Isolate, Pea Protein Isolate, Brown Rice Protein Concentrate, Natural Flavour, Bromelain and Stevia Leaf.

I mix a single scoop into a half litre of water and use my stick blender to whizz it up.

Nutritional breakdown for a single scoop:
25 grams protein
1 gram fat
290 mg sodium
0 grams carbs
110 calories

It comes in plain, chocolate and vanilla, but I've only tried the vanilla flavour. Which tastes like vanilla flavoured ass. But I digress.
Mar 04, 2007 @ 06:27 pm
Ali de Bold

Vanilla flavoured ass

hahahahahaha! hahahah! Haha! Ha! Sorry, that was very funny. Aside from that I have nothing to contribute to this discussion. I know nothing here.
Mar 04, 2007 @ 08:40 pm
artist

Thanks

Thanks for your reply, ItsAMonkey! I do try to prepare myself natural protein- like chicken, but sometimes I just don't have the time.

I also try to get more throughout the day, but also especially when my period is coming due, because a heavy period makes a heavy protein loss.
Mar 12, 2007 @ 10:47 pm
artist

test

test... seeing if it will post a new topic..
Mar 13, 2007 @ 12:57 pm
artist

Ignore my previous "test"

I bought a chocolate flavoured one. It does taste pretty ass-like. Apparently, it tastes better when mixed with milk or a smoothie.

I heard that there are other ways to incorporate into food as well. Like, cookies made with protein powder (added in). I might actually try that, or make a smoothie.
Mar 17, 2007 @ 07:32 pm
MizzRobin

Ick!

Yeah I am not a big fan of vanilla protein supplements, the smell of it alone turns my stomach. Some of them do work well though. Plug your nose and chug! Just kidding! :o)
Mar 21, 2007 @ 09:09 am

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