I'm thinking about drinking protien shakes. I've read an aweful lot about then from all of you, so please give me the lowdown,. What kind should I get? How many should I drink? Should i have one after weight training? What should the % be of protien and fats in these shakes? Is their such a shake that has a good level of protien, fat and carbs?
I don't have alot of time after my workout to make a good protien rich snack, so I want to use a shake or bar.
Made by Biox
how is this for a post workout shake: (this is ready made)
total carbs 2g
Ingredients: filtered water, 3 Carb pro™ (protein blend consisting of: micellar caein, 100% microfiltered and ultrafiltered whey protein concentrate), medium chain triglycerides, cellulose gel, cellulose gum, natural and artificial flavours, sucralose, acesulfame potassium, carrageenan.
Or I could buy the mix:
Ingredients: 3 Carb pro™ (our special blend of: cross flow microfiltered and ultrafiltered whey protein concentrate, iso chilled cross flow microfiltered, ultrafiltered and diafiltered whey protein isolate, instantized calcium caseinate, micellar casein, partially hydrolyzed why protein), natural flavouring, pure crystalline fructose, xanathan food gum, cellulose, sucralose, salt, vitamin C, bromelain, vitamin A palmitate.
Last edited by Administrator; 04-18-2006 at 01:46 PM.
Whey protein or egg whites are highly recommended to have after a workout. You want what is called a complete protein - as in a protein that has all the essential amino acids. Whey protein is the very best for this, followed by egg whites. If you do choose to go with eggs, make sure you toss out the yolks as they're loaded with cholesterol - you could keep 1 yolk if you wanted to but I wouldn't recommend more. There are various different types of whey protein such as isolated and concentrated and derived from different sources, such as soy milk, cow milk,... I personally wouldn't recommend a casein based product as these just don't get the protein flowing through you fast enough. Having some casein in the product is okay, however definitely make sure that the majority of the product you choose is whey concentrate or isolate. Good luck.
Don't forget that the questionair is a female. So the protein of choice is Soy, for men it is definitely Whey. That's not to say women shouldn't be drinking Whey, but men should not be drinking Soy protein because of the estrogen it contains =P. Drink the protein shake after workouts so your glycogen levels can return to normal and your muscles can start to recover on a quick protein boost.