Researchers from the Netherlands determined that an intake of 30 grams of protein is sufficient for fit men to maximize skeletal-muscle protein synthesis—a key part of recovery and muscle growth—following a bout of vigorous endurance exercise.
Most studies dealing with protein and exercise have focused on resistance training, so it’s helpful to know what dose can benefit people participating in endurance-style workouts, like running and cycling. Fingers crossed a similar study is in the works to pinpoint post-workout protein needs for female athletes. This 30 g mark can be reached with 1 cup of cottage cheese, a 5-ounce chicken breast or a cup of grilled tempeh.
Learn more about this randomized, double-blind study at academic.oup.com/ajcn/article/112/2/303/5828186.
See also: The New Protein Math
Scientists found that children who were introduced to a high dose of gluten from age 4 months did not develop...
Research on vitamin D benefits has linked it to improved bone health and lower cancer risk. Now, it appears to...
Whole grains help maintain healthier body composition and better health, making this power salmon bowl full of good nutrition.
Subscribe to our Newsletter
Stay up tp date with our latest news and products.