Our expert says:
You should really try to meet your protein requirements with meals and snacks, rather than supplements. Research shows that active/ sports people generally meet their protein requirements without actively trying to increase protein intake. You can eat fresh, wholesome foods during the day and after work outs rather than taking a supplement. A homemade smoothie (made with fresh fruit, low fat or fat free yoghurt and raw oats) will provide the necessary carbohydrate and protein to support exercise.
The concern with taking protein supplements is that your are taking the place of foods that could potentially add greater value to your diet by proving a range of natural and essential nutrients such as fibre, antioxidants, phytonutrients etc.
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