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  • I'm so confused about alll these protein drinks

    I drink the stuff all the time, and the more I learn about the various types, the more confused I get!

    Here's an interesting piece on whey that made a ot of sense to me, and is sure to stir some controversy:
    http://www.charmcitykettlebells.com/...hs-in-on-whey/

    Myoplex? Optimum Whey? Syncra Six? Spiru-tein? Primal Fuel?

    Calgon, take me away!


  • #2
    Awesome article, I have cut out protein powders. I transitioned to Tony Gonzalez's "Grass fed Whey" a while but no matter what brand or kind you get their are a million ingredients. I am so sick of the list of crap added to everything, now I train fasted and 45 minutes later eat a pound of grass fed ground beef with onions, mushrooms, etc......Real food is the way to go!

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    • #3
      I am definitely going to try his beef broth idea, sounds good

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      • #4
        Wow. He said it way better than I could. Here I've been comparing the stuff to sugar. I was wrong. The protein class equivalent of HFCS. Bingo.

        Gordo

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        • #5
          That article doesn't make any good arguments against whey protein. I'm not saying good arguments don't exist (though I haven't seen any)--just that the cited article doesn't make any. Just because whey protein is considered a waste product by producers of cheese doesn't make whey protein "garbage." Just because some low grade whey powders come from China doesn't mean that all whey proteins are bad.

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          • #6
            I've been happy with Primal Fuel. I use it as a snack or a meal replacement, not as a post-workout protein load. The ingredients are a lot easier to understand and it tastes good enough to drink without loading up extra stuff just to get it down.

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            • #7
              IMO, it's very much a matter of what brand you buy - they don't need to have 'a million ingredients' at all. That kind usually tastes absolutely crap and so artificial and chemical-ish and oversweet it makes you gag.

              However, the whey protein I use is simply 100% whey protein from grass-fed AU/NZ cows milk, no pesticides, herbicides or GMO whatevers. Same brand but flavoured version = added organic cocoa and a touch of xylitol. Delish.
              I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.

              Oscar Wilde

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              • #8
                No, the point is that it isn't food. It has no nutritional value whatsoever and replaces real food, which does, as a protein source. Why aren't you getting all of your carbs from sugar and all of your fat from coconut oil?

                Same reason.

                Gordo

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                • #9
                  I replaced my post-workout shake with a hard boiled egg, stick with real food.

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                  • #10
                    Protein powders are HIGHLY processed "foods." To my knowledge, the processing of most commercial whey goes something like this:

                    Raw milk --> pasteurization --> homogenization --> cheese/yogurt --> pasteurized liquid whey --> baking/dehydrating --> chemical treatment --> protein powder

                    Whey is already a very fragile protein, so I wouldn't consider whey protein powders a healthy option in any situation.

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