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Origins And Benefits Of Protein Powder

Posted by: Ron

From the Mongol empire to today: the convenient way to ensure adequate amounts of your body’s building blocks, is protein powder.

Consume ample amount of protein so your body can build muscle

The more muscle mass you have, the higher your metabolism. The higher your metabolism, the more energy you burn even while you’re at rest. It takes energy to sustain muscle mass. The more energy you burn, the easier time you have to get lean and reveal the muscles you work hard to achieve.

One of today’s greatest challenges for all people, bodybuilders included is the lack of time to properly prepare your meals. Gone are the days of 3 square meals where the whole family sits down and enjoys the experience together, breakfast, lunch, dinner. This is the reason why fast food restaurants thrive. They fill the need of a meal, relatively low upfront cost (a few dollars) for a quick fix to hunger. As I wrote in previous articles, the real price of these quick fixes comes later, sometimes years or decades later and it’s no longer just money, it’s your health.

There is another answer, which started with bodybuilders only a few decades ago, which is the protein powder.

What’s the origin of protein powder?

The first recorded protein powder goes all the way back to the time of Genghis Khan (1162 – 1227). The Mongols were often at war and needed to carry foods with them. Their diets consisted mostly of meat and dairy. The way they preserved their dairy was by leaving their milk out in the sun, letting the liquid evaporated which left them with powdered milk, the predecessor of protein powder.

When away from home, at war, they added water to the powder and drank it that way. Much like how you can take it with you anywhere and have a dose of protein anytime.

Benefits of protein powder:

  1. Convenience. This tops the list. You can have it anywhere, anytime.
  2. Saves time and effort. There’s nothing like making a high protein “meal” and being able to consume it in under 3 minutes flat.
  3. You’re in control. You can measure out exactly how much protein you want/need and have it. Your protein intake is purely in your hands.
  4. It lasts a relatively long time. No need to refrigerate it, you can have it around for a while
  5. Great for emergencies when you’ve had a non-stop day yet you still want to maintain or even build more size
  6. Quick way to replenish protein right after working out
  7. Excellent way to ensure your body has enough protein to repair and rebuild tissue overnight

There are obviously differences between the type of protein powders. In order to keep these tips on topic, I will leave that to a separate article.

What’s the main reason you buy protein powder and how does it help you?

Note: For the best protein powder for bodybuilding checkout Bio-Available Protein.

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