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Towards A Protein Routine

Ancient cultures like ours have always had undervalued traditional food wisdom: you don’t have to mindlessly consume protein

Towards A Protein Routine
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Towards A Protein Routine
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I am back from the ISENC—International Sports, Exercise and Nutrition conference held in UK, where the very latest in the field of nutrition, sport and exercise is discussed and you get a sneak peak into what top athletes are adopting into their regimen as they prepare for Olympics 2016, and what worked for them in London 2012.

So here’s some food for thought for all you protein mongers—the US Olympic Association has adopted an initiative called ‘Meatless Monday’. It means that the athletes will not eat meat on a Monday, so they make a healthy start to the entire week. (Even Swiss Olympians will not be served meat for dinner). The findings now seem to prove the undervalued traditional food wisdom that ancient cultures like ours have always had. Which is, to meet your protein requirement you don’t have to mindlessly consume protein; you simply have to create an environment in the gastro-intestinal tract to absorb and assimilate the amino acids.

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