Q. Are protein powders ideal for me as a vegetarians to build body?

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Shakuntala Srivastava
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jul 01, 2022

Hello doctor,

I am a 24-year-old male and have been working out in a gym for the last four months. I am a vegetarian, and to get the proper amount of protein, I have purely depended on soya chunks and paneer. Many of my gym mates have been suggesting I take supplements in the form of protein powders. However, I am unsure if it is safe to consume and I am worried about its side effects. Could anyone please explain to me the concept of dietary supplements?



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Soya chunks are not as good as you think, so better you soak sprouts and cook soybeans and have them. You can do this to green gram also. So yes, supplements should be taken very wisely among all whey protein powder is better to be taken. Other sources are nuts, pulses, and legumes.

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