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Whey Protein Powder

Whey protein is composed of 9 essential amino acids. It has low lactose content. Whey protein powder helps to add an increased amount of protein to the daily diet. It is quickly absorbed and utilized efficiently by the body. The athletes and bodybuilders need to take whey protein powder in their diet. Taking whey protein powder helps in weight loss and lowers cholesterol. Nausea and headache are some side effects seen after taking whey protein powder.

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I joined a gym to lose weight, but I am not satisfied with my weight reduction rate. Can I use protein supplements to lose weight faster?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26-year-old male. My height is 5 ft 6 Inches, and my weight is 196 Lbs. I wanted to lose weight, so I joined a gym near my house, but I lost only 2.64 Lbs. I am not satisfied with the weight reduction rate, so I thought of taking protein supplements. Please suggest something.  Read Full »

Shakuntala Srivastava

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Sometimes the weight remains the same, but the body becomes toned. I suggest you eat homecooked food, exercise regularly, and take whey protein supplements.  Read Full »

After working out, is it safe to have protein shake?

Query: Hi doctor, I started gym a few days ago. Can I take protein shake (whey protein) after my workout? Is it safe? I do not have any known food allergies. I have attached my anthropometry chart with BMI. I heard that protein will make the person unhealthy after stopping it. Is it true? Please suggest.  Read Full »

Swapan Banerjee

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First of all, I must say that as per your height and weight your BMI (body mass index) is fine. Now you should start taking good quality foods enriched with protein. Once you are taking whey protein, it is like one-sided food. As you need more energy to do a workout, it...  Read Full »

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