- Q If I workout, do I need to supplement with a protein powder?
Jeff Croswell , FitnessYou don't need protein powder for your workouts but if you look at the average persons diet they usually lack protein in their diet. So having a protien powder is a quick way to provide those nutrients that they are lacking from their diets. ... Full Answer
- Q What are the harmful effects of gluten?
Margaret Floyd, Nutrition & DieteticsGluten, the protein in wheat, rye, and barley, is fast becoming a top allergen. Gluten intolerance can show up in a number of different ways. It may present as a food sensitivity, in which your system is overburdened by a specific food and reacts... Full Answer
- Q Are daily soy protein supplements for women over 40 recommended?
Elizabeth Casparro, Nutrition & DieteticsIt depends on what the intention is for the use of soy. If it is to reduce post-menopausal symptoms, many studies have shown inconclusive evidence that it helps reduce them (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15458907). However, if it is simply to... Full Answer
- Q How much protein do I need?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineHere's how to calculate your daily protein needs. Assuming you are fairly active, bump up your basic protein requirement to 0.5 grams per pound. For a 150-pound person, that's 75 grams of protein a day.Getting more protein than that will just be turned... Full Answer
- Q What are healthy protein sources?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyHaving lean protein with each meal is essential to overall health and well-being. A suggested 4-6 servings a day of lean protein is typically what most people need to stay healthy. Following are examples of lean protein sources: Any fish, with... Full Answer