Isn’t more always better?
A few years back it was quite common to think that the more protein consumed after a work out the better! We used to hear of gym goers sucking back 3-4 servings of protein powder post-workout to get those gains. That is a lot of liquid not too mention a lot of money being spent of protein powder!
New research suggests that not only does excess post-workout protein consumption do you no extra good it might actually be bad for you. In a recent study researches looked at the response of taking 0, 10, 20 and 40 grams of whey protein isolate straight after a resistance training workout. It was found when it comes to muscle recovery, 20g protein post-workout was the perfect amount. 40g resulted in increasing ammonia production due to higher protein break-down rates which can put a lot of stress on your kidneys.
Where can I find my 20g of protein?
Approximately 20 grams of protein can be found in:
– A couple of large eggs
– 120-180g of chicken, beef or fish
– Scoop of Whey Protein Isolate
– Seeds, Nuts and quinoa
So no need to over do it!
More is not always best!