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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 3 of 10: We love protein shakes for two reasons: they’re a convenient choice to chug when leaving the gym, and the powder they’re made of is easily absorbed by our bodies. But that being said, don’t equate drinking a shake to cutting into a slab of steak. While powders are a great protein source, they shouldn’t act as a substitute for whole food sources, both animal and plant alike. Not only does the variation of protein provide your body with different amino acid profiles, but consuming the whole food source will also provide your body with other essential micro and macronutrients. So don’t make powders your primary source. Instead, make them a part of a more varied protein diet.

2. Powders Can Substitute Whole Sources Entirely

We love protein shakes for two reasons: they’re a convenient choice to chug when leaving the gym, and the powder they’re made of is easily absorbed by our bodies. But that being said, don’t equate drinking a shake to cutting into a slab of steak. While powders are a great protein source, they shouldn’t act as a substitute for whole food sources, both animal and plant alike. Not only does the variation of protein provide your body with different amino acid profiles, but consuming the whole food source will also provide your body with other essential micro and macronutrients. So don’t make powders your primary source. Instead, make them a part of a more varied protein diet.

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