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I need more protein…how many of us have uttered those words. As athletes we have been trained to believe we need more protein to increase our performance. Read on as we disclose why this is not true…

The Myth About Protein

Many athletes think they need extra protein because they are burning so many calories. This is not true.

Protein is needed to help build muscles but, a well balanced diet which includes two or three servings of protein and two or three servings of dairy will supply the protein that you need. Example of protein sources are lean meats, fish, eggs, peanut butter, nuts such as cashews or almonds, Soy products and tofu.

Whey protein is another great source for athletes. Whey protein comes from milk proteins as part of the cheese manufacturing process. Research shows that 100% whey protein has one of the highest protein qualities of all proteins, and has one of the highest protein efficiency ratios, providing more amino acids than most other proteins. Destination Athlete has Twinlab 100% Whey Protein available to help aide in our athlete’s nutrition.

Before making any changes to your diet you should consult with your parents, physician or a registered dietitian.