In this episode I discuss protein requirements for athletes (including amateur athletes, like me, who train for ten or more hours per week). I explain why athletes need more protein than sedentary people and I look into some of the latest research about protein requirements for strength athletes and endurance athletes.
I also mention sources of protein and suggest good post-exercise snacks, the optimal timing for protein intake, and I give a brief overview of obtaining protein from food versus supplements.
Link to Five Minute Food Fact, Protein Overview, episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/five-minute-food-facts-protein-overview/id1455017772?i=1000483048390
For more information about sports supplements, I suggest the “Thinking Nutrition” Podcast by Dr Tim Crowe: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/thinking-nutrition/id1494549885