About Whey Protein and When to Take Your Protein Shake?

Whey protein is one of the most popular forms of proteins that bodybuilders use in their progress toward building muscle, is essentially a high content protein powder from cow’s milk. Protein is great for rebuilding and repairing muscle tissues, hence why bodybuilders need it so much. One of the best ways to get quality protein quick is by drinking whey protein shakes.

So when should you take your whey protein shake?

It is a good idea to always consume a protein shake within 30 minutes of your workout. Try to get about 40 grams of protein for post workout. Whey protein comes in different flavors, but one of the best and most popular is chocolate. It mixes well with milk and essentially tastes like chocolate milk. Be sure to check the labels when choosing a whey protein meal replacement. Some have way to many grams of fat or contain high amounts of sugar.

Which brand of whey protein is recommended?

I prefer Optimum Whey Protein. It contains about 22 grams of protein per serving with little or no fat or carbs. I would mix 2 scoops with 16 oz milk and ¾ c of oats as a post workout shake.

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