New research has shown that high protein drinks maximize the effects of exercise. The research report appeared online in the FASEB Journal showing that consuming protein drinks right after a workout play a very important role in getting the most benefit from exercise.

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The report demonstrated that drinking as little as 20 grams of protein after you finish a 45 minute aerobic workout will maximizes the training effect better than drinking a carbohydrate beverage. The study also suggested that protein drinks help older subjects build more muscle from their workouts compared to their contemporaries who drank only carbohydrate beverages.

Benjamin F. Miller, Ph.D., a researcher involved in the study said “Studies such as ours help to explain how exercise and nutrition work so that we can better take advantage of those pathways to slow the aging process.”

Gerald Weissmann, M.D., Editor-in-Chief of the FASEB Journal said “If you want to age gracefully, this study shows that proteins taken after exercise keep your muscles strong and fit” and “You’ve got to feed your body with the proper nutrients after a work-out. Fortunately, protein shakes are cheap, readily available and some say taste good.”

I have always felt that getting enough protein in your diet is very important for workout recovery and optimal training results. But this study, as well as others, has shown that the timing of when you eat protein is just as important. Research has shown that eating a meal with protein or drinking a protein shake within 45 minutes after a workout will produce the best training effect. There is a great book on this subject called Nutrient Timing by John Ivy and Robert Portman.

After reading Nutrient Timing, I started to experiment with nutritional timing to help me recover better from my workouts. I wrote a free report on this subject showing you exactly how to properly make a protein shake and implement it into your workout program. All you have to do is subscribe to my email list and I will send you this free report.

I hope my free report can help you maximize the effects of exercise with nutritional timing. Let me know if you ever tried timing your nutrition and if it worked for you.

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