Adarsh Rathore's picture
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Dec 03, 2015

Protein powder or real food ??

Hello sir..tell me does it makes any sense spending 4K to 5K on protein powder every month rather than getting protein from Real Food sources.Honestly.. We don't know wats in that powder..only manufacturers know and even if there's only 15g of protein..they don't mind writing 25g of protein.Same for mass gainers.why not taking Oats+milk+peanut butter+egg whites+banana as a mass gainer instead of consuming powders??
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Puneet's picture
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Dec 04, 2015

Here's the thing. These powders are supplements. Which means they add onto something. That something is your real food. Food is first and foremost but here's where supplements can come in handy:

1. To fulfill caloric needs- An ectomorph with a lower appetite can consume this to gain more calories and hence more weight 

2. An endomorph who is cutting down or anyone else who is losing weight can fulfill protein needs from whey. Just to give you some perspective:

100g of mutton is approx 25g of protein and 21g of fat

Whey protein isolate, 1 scoop which is 30g scoop has 25g of protein and 0g of fat. For those who are cutting this is brilliant because I for one can not have 21g of fat in one sitting. My total intake is 20g for the day

Secondly, the protein that Healthkart sells is authentic and I have done an article on Amino spiking which tells you how to buy a non-spiked protein powder. Article is linked below:

http://connect.healthkart.com/blogs/amino-spiking-scam-rocked-supplement-world

Lastly everyone has time constraints. I am working nearly 10 hours and therefore have no time to make 10 meals for a day. Whey helps me fulfill those needs, and since it's a bi-product of cheese, it is as natural as real food. In terms of authentication, do understand that food is also full of pesticides and cows are being pumped full of growth hormone. How is that safe then? Can you test that in a lab? A protein powder you can check. In the end, just go as per your convenience. 

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Adarsh Rathore's picture
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Dec 04, 2015
2 scoops of protein powder or 10 egg whites?? I don't even know for real wats in that powder whereas I M 100 percent sure wat M getting from egg whites.. & egg whites got no fat.Also it is way cheaper than powder.Same case for mass gainer.We don't know wats in it..complex or simple carbs.So why spend thousands and thousands on powders instead of relying on real food.Food we eat everyday..food we are sure of wat it'd made of.Sweet potatoes.. Oats..banana.. Egg whites..fish..chicken..???
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Adarsh Rathore's picture
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Dec 04, 2015
How do I check the powder..?? Believing wats printed on the label is foolish.Did you check wats in that powder in a lab???
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Puneet's picture
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Dec 04, 2015

So as I said it's a matter of convenience. Egg protein isn't as bioavailable as whey. The absorption is faster, it's tastier than plain egg whites and as I said it's a matter of easiness. If you prefer eggs, have eggs. No one is forcing you to buy whey or mass gainers. And of course you know what's in it. For eg. True Mass will have multidextroin whereas Arnold Iron Mass has whip cream powder and MCT (medium chain tryglycerides). Buying from authentic sources is the key here. And again it's your choice whether you want to believe supplements or not. For argument's sake how I believe that your eggs are not synthetically made? Have you checked how milk is made? Did you personally go check? 

As for how to check a protein supplement, authentic companies are not lying. Companies like ON, MuscleBlaze, Dymatize etc. have reports and tests on their supplements which are widely available for you to see if you please. 

Again, its a matter of ease and convenience. I find it easy to have whey rather than 10 egg whites and it's proven that whey is the most bioavailable source of protein. You can check that on the internet. If you prefer otherwise, go ahead and make 10-12 meals. Good luck!

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Dec 04, 2015

Also like I stated before, they are supplements. Which means food comes first and then you supplement on top of that. You can build a physique without any supplements as long as you're in a caloric surplus and hitting your daily protein intake.

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