Generally About Protein Shakes
Lets start explaining what protein shakes
are. Below is the list of questions this article tries to give answers.
- What are the main ingredients?
- What protein shakes are good for?
- Who should use protein shakes?
- Is there any health risk involved?
- Where to buy them?
Protein Shakes Ingridients
As you could guess the main ingredient of protein shakes is of course protein. The amount of protein in the shake depend of the protein shake type. Some of them contain 100% protein but usually there are added fats and carbohydrates also. Still there is some shakes out there that have other ingredients more that protein. Protein shakes may also contain flavoring ingredients. Typical protein shake is sold in form of powder which can be mixed with water or milk to make the actual shake. Also there are ready to drink shakes packed to cans or foil packs.
Benefits Of Protein Shakes
Protein shakes are mainly used by athletes who need to consume more protein before and especially after hard workouts. Protein is the main building block for your body (muscles, bones, skin, etc). So in order to build you muscles you need to get protein from your diet. One good way to do so is to drink protein shakes before workout. Another benefit of protein after bodybuilding session is the repairing effect. So your muscles will be repaired faster if you body has enough protein after the workout.
There are some case studies saying that protein can be harmful for your kidneys. This can be true if the patient diet consist too much proteins. Also the known fact is that taking in too much protein could make you fat. It is because body stores extra protein that is not needed as fats. So you should not take in more than recommended daily allowance to keep healthy.
Where To Buy
You can find protein shakes in usual supermarket. Although I would recommend to buy all the extra nutritions from specialized vendors. Of course you can order them online from e-shops. But remember to consult with expert and don't hesitate to ask for advice.