Explore the health and wellbeing issues concerning protein supplements and polyunsaturated fat.
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Everyone wants abs like Brad Pitt and biceps like Hew Jackman but some people are willing to go further for it than others. Eating well and exercising daily doesn’t seem to be enough in the pursuit for the body beautiful, protein supplements promise muscle bulk in no time but can one really pull the perfect pix from a pack. Most protein supplements are made from wheat isolates, wheat is a byproduct of milk. Protein supplements are concentrated forms of way giving the muscle builder more bio available protein than they could possibly get from a glass of milk or a piece of cheese. Concentrated dairy sounds harmless doesn’t it? But the fact is if you stray from the instruction on the pack of the pack you maybe in from serious side effects. According to some experts diet unnecessarily high in animal proteins and low in plant proteins have being link to a number of conditions. Reduce renal function being up there on the list if you already have problems in that area. Osteoporosis maybe another side effect of a long term high protein diet, the extra protein encourages the excretion of calcium from bones all that hard work putting to exercising, thinking you a lying down extra calcium though weight bearing activity will be undone by the presence of too much overly process protein in your diet. Some medical experts on the other hand sing the phrases of protein supplements suggesting that they counter act the immediate immune suppression effect of hard exercise, aide bone formation and reduce the risks of heat exhaustion as you can see the evidence is contrary. Not many official studies have been done on protein supplements but whatever of you there is one basic rule to adhere too. Each person needs .8 of a gram of protein per kilo of body weight per day. If you exercise a lot you will need more than this but if you taking more protein than your body actually needs it will be turn to fat. Be careful not to increase the size of your waistline in the pursuit for bigger muscles. We eat them everyday; we spread them on our sandwiches and fry of our food. Let’s get the facts on fats. Polyunsaturated fats are the best feel health; these are the fats naturally occurring in grains and plants such as sun flower and canola. Choose a polyunsaturated module range to help lower your cholesterol. Animal fats are class as saturated they impact negatively on blood cholesterol and may lead to cardiovascular disease if over consume. Chicken for example, eating fried with the skin on has 5.83 grams of saturated fats per 100 grams of meat. Remove the skin for a healthier dinner. Dairy is high unsaturated fats but this is nicely balance with the presence of polyunsaturated Omega 3’s these are great for heart health and brain function. Choose whole meal and whole grain breads to get a polyunsaturated fat boost. Wheat, barley, oats and rice all have nice levels of polyunsaturated fats if they haven’t been overly processed. You need to be able to see bits and pieces of grain and husks to know that you are making a healthy choice. Bread made from wheat is best if it’s still contains the germ. Fruit and vegetables in general contain polyunsaturated fats but there are a few exceptions to the rule. Coconuts and palm cornels for example are loaded with saturated fats, moderation is the key. A protein supplements maybe milk, egg, or soy base.
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