While I’m working on a few other articles on other topics (including training to failure, the metabolite theory of growth and a detailed examination of what muscular tension is and isn’t), I want to do a quick update on the topic of protein requirements for athletes. This is a topic with literally decades of history behind it.… Read More
sQuestion: I have done a lot of study in diets and nutrition but to this day I have not been able to get any concrete evidence on what happens with excess protein in the body and I’m hoping you can help.
To make things simple, lets take a theoretical diet consisting of 5000 calories of pure protein for a 60kg, 175cm female.… Read More
In recent year, a lot of ideas have become strangely popular on this place that we call the Internets, one of those is concern over various food allergies and intolerances. As I’ll discuss below, not only are true food allergies and intolerance two totally different things, there is a lot of nonsensical information being thrown around about food allergies.… Read More
Fish has long been a part of athletic and other ‘healthy’ diets and there are many many reasons for that to be the case. In no particular order, here are a few:
Fish is a high-quality animal protein which is generally readily available and (depending on location) fairly inexpensive. As well, low-fat fish (canned tuna has been a stable for athletes and bodybuilders for decades) are nearly fat free and, as it turns out, even the fattier cuts of fish contain a large amount of ‘healthy’ fats in the form of the omega- 3 fish oils.… Read More
Ok, so this series got a little out of control; what can I tell you, I have a lot to say on the topic of dietary protein as a function of having written The Protein Book.
I’ve covered a lot of information ranging from the somewhat technical/theoretical (speed of digestion) to very practical (micro-nutrient content, fatty acid content) in an attempt to answer the question what are good sources of protein?… Read More