Do you really need to take protein supplements?
More and more people are starting to use sport supplements as a part of their daily health and fitness regime. Protein shakes, powders, or bars are being marketed to the average gym-goer as an essential tool to gain muscle. The question is: Do you really need to take protein supplements to gain muscles and reach your goal?
The average protein needs for athletes are 1.2 to 2 gram of protein per kilogram of body weight per day for athletes as per The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Dietitians of Canada and the American College of Sports Medicine recommendations
Most athletes can get the recommended amount of protein through food alone, without the use of supplements. But some athletes may benefit from using protein supplements:
– Some athletes do have high energy requirements and high protein needs and find it difficult to eat large quantities of food
– Vegetarian and vegan athletes
-Also, protein supplements are great for convenience, so they will be an excellent option if you are looking for a fast protein source.
It worth mentioning that food is always is the best option to meet your nutritional needs whenever it is available. That is why we, Lina’s and Dina’s Diet Center, developed the athlete program to help you meet your energy and protein needs from food in a convenient and enjoyable way.
The athletes program form Llina’s and Dina’s is customized based on your energy and macronutrients needs to make sure it will help you to reach your goal.
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Edit by: Dietitian Reham