What is protein in the first place? Do I need to drink?
When you hear “protein”, the drink that body builders and others drink after training!!! It cannot be denied that the image is strong.
In the world of supplements, a product obtained by extracting protein from milk or soybeans and powdering it is called protein powder, and the powder is omitted from it and it is widely called protein. In other words, I think that’s the image of a bodybuilder who loves muscles drinking all of the protein, which can be said to be a material for muscles, after training.
So why do bodybuilders and athletes like to drink protein?
Of course, as everyone thinks, protein is best taken from a regular diet. The amount of protein required per day changes depending on the amount of exercise for a certain period of time. If you need a lot of protein a day, you have to eat a lot of meat, fish and soy foods. For example, 200g of beef sirloin steak can get 33g of protein, but if you need 120g of protein a day, you can’t clear it without eating 800g of beef sirloin steak. Speaking of 800g steak, it is a considerable volume, and at the same time you will ingest a large amount of fat and calories. With this, no matter how much protein you take, you will be overwhelmed.
How to choose protein?
When you hear protein, it used to be a time when people who wanted to become a body like a bodybuilder and professional athletes thought it would be drunk. Nowadays, it is widely used by students who perform club activities, those who go to fitness gyms, growing children, and elderly people who are trying to maintain their health, and it has become a common existence.
I would like to review the basics of protein selection that I cannot hear about now because I have become familiar with them.
If you know it, let’s review it together again!
The proteins currently manufactured in Japan are roughly divided into three types: [ whey protein] and [ casein protein] that use milk protein, and [ soy protein] that uses soybean protein.
So what’s the difference between these proteins?
The protein most people use is this whey protein. It is a standard protein that can be used by a wide range of people regardless of purpose, from beginners to advanced players, as well as athletes. If you get lost, choose whey protein and you’ll be fine.
The feature is that it is absorbed quickly and is most suitable for protein supplementation immediately after exercise. Whey protein is rich in BCAAs, which are important amino acids for building muscle, so it is especially recommended for those who want to improve muscle strength.
In addition, it is easy to dissolve in water and has a good taste, so it is a popular secret that you can easily drink delicious protein with tap water after training.
Like whey protein, casein protein is a protein made from milk. Casein protein is characterized by being absorbed more slowly than whey protein, and we recommend whey protein, which absorbs quickly after exercise. However, casein protein, which is absorbed slowly, has the advantage of being able to replenish protein for a long period of time. Therefore, by drinking before going to bed rather than after exercising, you can continuously supply nutrition as a material for building your body while you sleep.
In addition, you can suppress the feeling of hunger by drinking when you lose weight (especially on an empty stomach) in competitions that require weight control, and you can expect effects such as preventing muscle decomposition on an empty stomach. Since it has a higher glutamine content than whey protein, it also has a high recovery effect after exercise.
By the way, in Japan, there are few products with 100% casein protein, and most of them are sold as casein-containing protein mixed with whey protein.
Whey is a protein contained in milk at about 20%, and is called whey in Japanese. The clear liquid that floats on the surface when the yogurt is emptied is the true identity of this whey.
In addition, casein accounts for about 80% of the protein contained in milk, and this casein is hardened with lactic acid to make yogurt.
Soy protein (soybean)
As the name implies, soy protein is a vegetable protein made from soybeans, and like whey protein, it can be used as a protein for strengthening muscles and building a body, but it can be expected to have the effect of increasing metabolism and tightening the body, so it is for dieting. It is often used as a protein. In addition, it is a protein that is popular for daily health maintenance purposes because it has a healthy and healthy image by adjusting the hormone balance such as antioxidant action and lowering cholesterol level.
Like casein, it absorbs slowly and can be replenished with protein for a long time, but the number of products is small because it is difficult to dissolve in water and powdery, and it is harder to drink than whey protein, making the best use of the characteristics of soy protein. The current situation is that it is only used by those who have a purpose.
Whey Protein: The King of protein that is deal for strengthening muscle and building a body.
Casein Protein: Ideal for situations that require long-term protein supplementation, such as at bedtime.
Soy Protein: Ideal for body building (Mainly Dieting) And Maintaining good health.
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