Protein is essential for the building muscles. The more you invest in your muscles, the fitter you can become. There are many ways to supplement your growth of muscles. Of course, you can eat foods rich in protein like: tofu, beans, milk, eggs, soy products, meats, and so on. Doing this will help you have a better, well rounded diet. Use supplements to support your diet, not to replace foods. There are many people who start skipping meals and having shakes instead. And that is very dangerous for your body. Remember you need to add to your diet, not reduce it to just drinks. That is not healthy at all and is not a good idea. There are different kinds of protein supplements out there. Let us discuss them so you know which one is the one for you.
Whey Protein: I do not know much about whey protein because it has milk ingredients. But from my research, I have discovered that whey is a fast absorbing protein. It is ideally consumed before and after a workout. It has three different types: hydrolyzed whey protein isolate, whey protein isolate, and whey protein concentrate. The most affordable of these three kinds of whey is the whey protein concentrate, which can cause bloating. Whey protein isolate has a better flavor and does not cause bloating. Hydrolyzed whey protein isolate is the most efficient of them all. The body absorbs it quickly, but it has a bitter taste.
Next on the milk derived protein supplements is Casein Protein. Casein protein is slowly absorbed into our bodies, as opposed to whey. Casein is awesome because it lasts for long periods of time, so you can go long periods without protein consumption (hours, not, like weeks). Casein protein can diminish the breakdown of muscle fibers, which makes it an awesome supplement to hyouelp the muscles stay intact and strong.
Buckwheat Protein: There are not a lot of information on buckwheat protein. It is still being researched heavily by the Customized Fat Loss Diet (or in need of more research). It is slowly absorbed into the body, though.
Soy Protein: Extracted from the soybean, soy protein is another quick absorbing protein. Soy proteins are known to lower the risk of cancer and diseases of the heart. It is usually recommended for women to avoid ovarian cancer.
Egg Protein: Egg protein is extracted from egg whites. It is low in calories, fat, and carbohydrate free. The body absorbs it at a moderate rate, not too fast and not too slow, but faster than casein protein.
Just like with proteins, there are different exercises you can do to get in shape. So, make sure you try different exercises, different protein supplements to become stronger, more fit, and more healthy. The body needs to be invested in. So put in the effort. Work out. Try protein shakes (but do not over do it. Remember too much protein is not a good thing and, besides, your body will struggle to get rid of the extra protein in its system. Do not put your body in this kind of trouble). Try to have fun exercising: rollerblading is fun, dancing, running, walking, Pilates, yoga, cardiovascular exercise, and so on. You need to take care of your body and invest time in it. It will pay off and you will feel great! Give yourself to adjust to the new diet and the protein shakes. It takes a while for results to be seen, so you need to be patient. Give your body time to build muscle and look at amazing as you want it to look.