Nutrition for Athletes-Protein Drinks Are Dangerous
Posted Mar 12 2010 9:43am
Fitness fanatics searching for the best nutrition for athletes should be careful not to include too much protein in their diet. Most Americans eat far too much protein, overtaxing organs such as kidneys and liver. All those protein drinks and muscle blasters with whey protein cause more health problems than people realize. The body cannot easily digest those kinds of protein drinks because they are usually made from "isolated" protein, which clogs the lymphatic system.
Experts agree that the best nutrition for athletes , including protein, should come from whole foods, like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts. This way the nutrients are attached to live enzymes and are in their whole food structure so that the body can absorb them most efficiently. Protein drinks often contain excess sugar, "isolated" protein, "isolated" vitamins and minerals, and numerous artificial ingredients that do not contribute to proper nutrition for athletes.
These facts about protein are usually overlooked
A bull grows from 60 lbs at birth to 600 lbs in 6-8 months and eats only plant based food, obtaining all the protein it needs without consuming meat or protein drinks.
Gorillas are among the strongest creatures on the planet and they don’t eat meat.
Protein is used for the body’s repair, not for energy.
A human does not need to eat muscle to grow muscle.
The best way to obtain the highest quality nutrition for athletes is by consuming concentrated whole foods with “bioavailable” protein. That means it is easy to digest and metabolize so the cells can do the real repair work that needs to be done. This is how muscles are built.