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9 Protein 'Facts' That Are Actually False

Eat This, Not That! Logo By Riley Cardoza of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 1 of 10: You don’t have to be a bodybuilder to pay close attention to your protein intake. Even if you’ve never stepped foot into a gym or laced up a running shoe, this is a food group that belongs in your body. Did you know that it isn’t just great for muscle mass, but for staying satiated and boosting metabolism as well? Scientific studies have shown these benefits, but if there’s one thing we know about protein, it’s that it gets people talking—but just because people are talking doesn’t necessarily mean they’re telling the truth.In fact, there’s so much false advice being thrown around in this department that we had to round up the most common culprits for you. Because if you’re not actively looking out for these protein traps, you might end up widening your waist instead of slimming down.We’ve got a lot of ground to cover—and a lot of myths to bust—but you should take a peek at the 29 Best-Ever Proteins for Weight Loss to get yourself even more familiar.

9 Protein 'Facts' That Are Actually False

You don’t have to be a bodybuilder to pay close attention to your protein intake. Even if you’ve never stepped foot into a gym or laced up a running shoe, this is a food group that belongs in your body. Did you know that it isn’t just great for muscle mass, but for staying satiated and boosting metabolism as well? Scientific studies have shown these benefits, but if there’s one thing we know about protein, it’s that it gets people talking—but just because people are talking doesn’t necessarily mean they’re telling the truth.

In fact, there’s so much false advice being thrown around in this department that we had to round up the most common culprits for you. Because if you’re not actively looking out for these protein traps, you might end up widening your waist instead of slimming down.

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