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Do I really need to use protein supplements

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I read so much blurb about the endless types of protein supplements, mostly about whey concentrate, isolate and its  many impressive sounding variations. But is protein powder better than food or is it simply a more convenient source of protein? Wouldn’t I be able to get all the protein I need from foods like chicken, milk, eggs etc.

asked Dec 10, 2012 in Diet & Nutrition by RogerThat Gym Regular (590 points)  
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edited Dec 10, 2012 by RobConnor

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Protein supplements are just as the name says "supplement".

No, you do not NEED protein powder to reach your daily quota, but the powder provides a convenient source of protein.

Ideally, your diet should have a source of lean protein like the ones you named in every meal. If you're eating enough, it is very easy to reach your daily requirements without the use of any whey protein powder.

Not saying that using the whey is bad or isn't beneficial, it simply is a tool for people who have no time cooking/preparing/buying or simply can't eat enough proteins from their diet to reach their target.

My advice would be to save the money from the protein powder and go buy yourself a carton of eggs and some milk.
answered Dec 10, 2012 by georgef Iron Addict (1,395 points)  
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