Previously, I posted why you ‘should’ drink protein shakes. So, today I thought I’d give you the opposing view.
1. Real food is better
Personally I would always opt for real food over a shake (and I love my morning protein shake). The reason being that any unrefined or natural food source is going to be better for you than a processed one.
That’s not to say that there is anything wrong with your shakes or supplements, simply that fresh, local produce is my preference for optimum nutrients.
2. Treat liquid calories with caution
Some shakes can contain hidden calories, which can add-up fast, so always check the packaging. Plus, when you drink your calories you tend to devour your meal far quicker, meaning your body may not have yet had time to realise it is full, leaving you wanting to eat more.
This is not true of all shakes and can largely depend on the person. However, it isn’t uncommon for some shakes to cause digestive discomforts such as bloating and gas.
I’m aware there are several other arguments against protein shakes such as hidden ingredients, exposure to heavy metals, dehydration, not FDA approved. However, each of these depend on the product you take and are subject to various contradictory studies, so for today I’ve stuck to the everyday facts that you can quickly put into use.
However, if you want more information on any of the above points, drop me an email.