If you're not a bodybuilder, why would you need a protein shake? Turns out there are quite a few reasons...
Protein is used for the production of muscles and also to manufacture hormones, enzymes, cellular messengers, nucleic acids, and immune-system components. Without adequate protein our body can't put together the structures that make up every cell, tissue and organ, nor can it generate the biochemical components needed for cardiovascular function, muscle contraction, growth and healing. Without an adequate amount of protein our muscles wouldn't recover as quickly after a workout, which could lead to injuries.
“Protein powder is a great supplement for any fitness program,” says Dr. Gaetano Morello. “Protein helps you build muscle and boosts your metabolism to keep you energetic throughout the day. A faster metabolism burns more fat and helps you slim down. I take a protein shake in the morning or after a workout. It’s an easy way to get the key nutrients I need.”
Start your day with a protein shake to:
Promote fat loss
Gaetano Morello, ND, is a board-certified naturopathic doctor practicing in West Vancouver, British Columbia and the author of Whole Body Cleansing. Dr. Morello is a contributing author to A Textbook of Natural Medicine, the most definitive text on Alternative Medicine in the world, the Health Counselor magazine, The American Journal of Natural Medicine, The Natural Medical Journal, Alive Magazine, Viva Magazine, and a number of other publications. His knowledge and experience in the clinical applications of the scientific foundations of natural medicine have placed him in demand as a speaker and a contributor to health and medical panels, directorships, forums and conventions throughout the world.