Monday, also known as International Chest Day, is familiar to any regular gym goer, but for crying out loud stop the gym peer pressure and don’t stretch between sets!
Drinking a protein shake can cause a bit of a controversy. It is sometimes frowned upon.
People who are against it, say it isnât natural, that whole food is much better for you. People who are pro, say itâs a cheaper and more convenient way to deliver nutrients that are necessary for muscle rebuild and growth.
Guess whoâs right. Both! But donât go, stay and read on to find what in the devil is a protein shake? Why both groups are right? Which ones are the best? What are they for? Who are they for?
Arguably the most popular type of protein powder, whey protein is made of what exactly?
Whey protein is produced during the process of making cheese , first in a liquid form and then it is processed to achieve the form that we have on our supplement shop shelves.
Did I say processed? I did!
If the term âprocessed foodsâ has a negative sound to you, youâre not alone. A survey done by International Food Information Council shows that 43% of consumers are concerned about food processing .
Processed food is a very broad term that, unfortunately, has a very negative label attached to it. It includes washing the vegetables before you eat them (even organic apple is a processed product once you wash it or peel it ), but it can go as far as cured meats  or breakfast cereals. So as you can see most of our food has been processed in one way or the other .
Processing itself is not an issue, it was started to stop food from spoiling so you may say that food processing saved our lives.
We’ve all heard it before: eating out exposes you to hidden fats, carbs and salt, and you should avoid it like the plague if you’re on a diet. The only logical alternative, then, is home cooking.
Making your own meals gives you direct control of both the quality and quantity of ingredients, and allows you to manipulate these to achieve the results you want. Additionally, it introduces a routine into your diet, thereby reducing the temptation of blow out binges and ‘cheat foods’. Thus, may seem like home cooking guarantees progress in the right direction.
Theoretically, yes. But it only works if you’re doing it correctly.
'Greg Mikolap, BSc in Physiotherapy, and a Personal Trainer based in Maidenhead, England. Greg is also a founder of www.PTFolder.com, training solution for people who want to get fit or for people who help others get fit. With almost 10 years experience in the industry, Greg is also a course director for Faster Health & Fitness and is working on his volleyball performance book.'