Do You Need Protein Supplements?
It can be confusing with the vast variety of protein supplements on the market. Some being in isolation, some mixed with carbohydrate or other sporting aids such as creatine, L-carnitine, vitamins and minerals. Depending on your needs and goals it can be difficult to know which one is for you or if they are even necessary.
Some supplements are mixed with additional sugars or sweeteners for taste and palatability so apart from protein, may not have much else to offer and can be quite expensive. On the other hand, supplements can be good in situations where there is no time to fit in a meal. For example: a protein shake can be a great way to meet your nutritional needs when there is no time for a meal between a gym session and work but if you have time to go home and enjoy an omelette on toast providing the same amount of protein and additional nutrients, which would you prefer?
It is important to note that there are various high protein foods out there that also provide additional macro and micronutrients and most of the time cost less. The bottom line is that it comes down to goals, availability, preference and time which can change over a day, week or month!
Sports Dietitian's are experts in assisting you make these decisions and put personalised plans in place, so you are able to meet your goals and break through some of the confusion out there.
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