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Protein myth busting

Protein Myth Busting

We've all heard scare stories or magical tales about how a high protein intake can effect your health, make your muscles explode and grow massively overnight or even just be rejected by your body entirely. Here's 6 commons myths dispelled:

Myth 1: YOU NEED PROTEIN RIGHT AFTER A WORKOUT

Numerous studies on “protein timing” found that downing a shake right after a workout had no significant beneficial effects on muscle growth or strength, compared with eating the same amount of protein later in a meal

Myth 2: MORE PROTEIN = MORE MUSCLE

Just eating protein isn’t enough to build or maintain strength and muscle mass. We like to keep our protein moderate and focus on carbs and fats to help build muscle and help aid recovery

Myth 3: TOO MUCH PROTEIN IS HARD ON THE KIDNEYS

Unless you have a prior issue with your kidneys, a moderately high protein intake has shown no negative effect upon their functioning

Myth 4: PROTEIN GUARANTEES WEIGHT LOSS

This includes people who massively overeat the macro. Just like any other excess calories or macro nutrients, it ends up on your gut… Not turning into that all important muscle…overeating protein is slightly less likely to become fat but that's more in depth than necessary

Myth: YOU CAN DIGEST ONLY A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF PROTEIN PER MEAL

Somewhere down the line this idea that you can only absorb 30g’s of protein per meal appeared. This is false, protein will be broken down over time, therefore, it is continually being absorbed and broken down if you eat some protein roughly every 4 hours

Myth 6: A HIGH PROTEIN DIET IS BAD FOR BONE HEALTH.

The opposite is true, as studies show that low protein intakes are often observed in patients who suffer from hip fractures. In these patients, protein supplementation reduces post-fracture bone loss, increases muscle strength, reduces medical complications, and reduces time spent in the hospital. Dietary proteins therefore enhance bone health from the data

If you have any questions about these or other myths you may have heard then please contact me via Instagram @C.CamBro

 

We hope that you found this blog informative and that it answered some of your questions.

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