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Protein Intake

Submitted by on July 16, 2008 – 8:00 am3 Comments

The essentials of protein intake

Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or expert at the gym, one thing remains the same, supplements help you to get where you want to be. There are many proteins available to help reach your goal. There are fast digesting proteins, slow digesting and everything in-between. You get best results with a fast digesting protein by taking it immediately after a workout, with aslow digesting which you can take on days you don’t hit the gym and is especially good to take at night time so you body can feed its muscle while you sleep.

The right foods for protein intakeThe BSN Syntha-6 is a combination of fast, medium and slow digesting proteins which help to top up amino acid levels and is a great way to get your muscles the nutrients needed to heal and grow. This process allows you to maximize your muscle growth after a workout and allowing you to take protein on your time. Syntha-6 is a great way to get protein but not the only way you can get protein from simple foods such as:

Chicken- Breasts have the highest amount of protein on the bird, but thighs, drumsticks and wings all have significant value.

Fish A quick fix is a can of tuna with about 40g of protein per serving; other fillets average around 22g per serving.

Red meats- Steak, hamburger and beef are especially high in proteins although have a little more fat.

Nuts and seeds- Almonds, peanuts, cashews, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and flax seeds all have protein value. A protein shake and your favourite seed or nut is a great quick meal idea for a break during the day.

Eggs and dairy- Milk, cheese, some yogurts and of course eggs can help to reach your daily protein levels.

The truth behind protein intake

There are many things you may not know about protein, here are some you points may be interested in:

  • Your body can only digest around 30 grams of protein per serving depending on your size. Once you have past that limit your body starts to digest the protein as fats.
  • After a workout you have a 30 minute time frame to get your protein in for best results. after that time the protein still works but it will not get into the torn muscles and work as well as it could.
  • If you’re looking to gain weight you must take in more grams of protein then your body weight, so if you 170 and trying to put on 10 pounds try to take in at least 180 g per day of protein. Supplements such as syntha-6 will really help you to get to that mark you are looking for.

One thing you have to remember is that results don’t come without the work, so you can take all the supplements you want but without hitting the gym and maintaining a healthy diet you will not see the results you want. So keep at the gym and with these pointers hopefully you can improve your fitness to new levels.

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