Protein Shakes And Your Health


Several men that I know consume protein shakes almost daily to try to bulk up as quick as they can. These work-out-aholics drink the shakes to boost for their fitness performance, and I don’t think they have ever considered the fact that they could be bad for you. Protein shakes are consumed by a multitude of individuals every year, from teens to body builders, and they might not be as safe as we once thought.

A new Consumer Reports study  is showing that over-consuming some of these protein shakes can be dangerous and may cause health problems over time.

According to CBS News:

“The investigation found some contain things like arsenic, cadmium, and lead.”

via CBS News

CBS News took the matter into its own hands and took a hidden camera to nutrition stores in New York City, asking about these supposedly “safe” drinks. How many salespeople do you think even mentioned the potential health risks? NOT ONE! Some salespeople actually went so far as to say that taking more than the recommended doses wouldn’t hurt.

Looks like we have a real problem on our hands, especially since teens are getting their hands on protein shakes. We need to start explaining to kids that there are so many other ways to get protein and that these risky drinks are not the best way to do it.

Also, the July issue of Consumer Reports will include an investigation report, which found some protein drinks could actually be toxic if you take too much. That’s the worst news yet.

Here are a few healthy homemade protein-rich drinks that can give you the extra workout lift with out the possibly health risks:

Reagan’s Protein Drink
Pumpkin Shake
Raspberry-Banana Soy Smoothie

Or you can actually just each foods rich in protein, like chicken breast, milk and scrambled eggs. Try these delicious and ultra-healthy foods next time you’re considering a protein shake.

Chicken Breasts with Mushroom and Tomatoes
Scrambled Eggs with Tomatoes and Goat Cheese

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  • Nina

    sounds yummy and healthy.

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