Ask Me Anything: Protein Powder

Is it more beneficial to drink a protein shake after a workout or just randomly during your day? Or does it matter when you drink it?

Soo.. 3 parts to this answer.
1) Total daily protein is the #1 priority. So make sure you’re getting enough overall to start with. Once that’s established regularly:
2) Think of protein powder like food (not the best because it’s processed) BUT its seen as food by the body. You CAN have it anytime. preferably with fibrous carbs and fat. (Hey look, its a full meal!)
3) If you have it after workout pair it with a fast-digesting carb only, like coconut water, or a banana. no fat. The fat will slow digestion when your muscles need those nutrients most.

It’s Ideal to have whole foods throughout the day. It’s convenient and more realistic to get a post-workout shake as a meal for fast recovery from a training session.

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