The Bodybuilder’s Best Protein Friends
Proteins are units which are involved in building up the body’s cells. The simplest protein unit, the amino acid, is what builds up the muscle cells.
The amount of protein needed by a bodybuilder depends on the amount of activity being done and whether protein supplements are being consumed as well. Three quarters of a protein gram per body weight should be the minimum protein intake for any bodybuilder. The standard male body requires a daily net protein consumption of 120 grams.
It is advisable to choose meats which are leaner as they are richer in protein content. However, not many have the courage to take unusual combinations on their list of meals in the name of adding up to their daily protein need. For this reason, protein shakes, which are rich in protein supplements have become a darling to many bodybuilders.
Now available in a wide array of flavors, protein shakes are now selling more than before. The protein shakes available in the market fall under two categories: MRP (Meal Replacement) and Protein Shakes. MRPs usually contain fat and carbohydrates, which makes them a lesser favorite for many bodybuilders. Protein Shakes make work easier, as compared to MRPs, thus being the favorite for many bodybuilders.
In each protein shake are different types of proteins, of which 5 are the most important for body-builders. The different pros and cons of these proteins determine a great deal, the combination which each bodybuilder opts for.
Whey, which is a protein concentrated from milk is the most popular protein of the five. Due to its rich endowment with branched amino acids, it is used as a standard against all other proteins. However, products containing 100% whey are reported to contain high lactose amounts, which pose digestion difficulties and boating.
Renowned for its trait of staying longer before being broken down in the stomach, casein is another one of these major proteins. In as much as it is no match to whey’s capacity in building muscle, it is the best protein to take at bedtime. The muscle cells remain well fed even during a long night’s rest.
The egg protein, which is quite expensive, serves as a greatly bio-available protein with easy digestibility. Though with all the great qualities, the egg protein amino acid make-up is still not as good as that of whey.
Genus protein, sourced from the yellow pea, is the first impressive green-based protein in this list. It contains the highest portions of glutamine and arginine, making it the best complement for whey. Its low levels of fat make this protein the simplest to break down.
Soy protein, is not a favourite at all due to its tendency to enhance fattening.
Therefore, the best combination is a blend of whey and genus proteins.