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Safety of taking whey protein supplements in diet - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr XXXXX Here
Doctor :   how can i help you today?
User :   hi, just wanted to know one thing... i go to gym daily... from last wk i hv started taking WHEY protien Supplements
User :   is it safe to take it... or there are some side effects
Doctor :   let me read your query
Doctor :   yes they are safe,
Doctor :   But they are actually not necessary to take them
User :   i take the protien with water.... only problem is the day i take it... i feel kind of tight stomach you know
Doctor :   having a healthy diet, with rish proteins, will help you, instead of taking the whey protein
Doctor :   *rich
User :   its not stomach upset... just inflated/tight kind of feeling
Doctor :   egg whites, soya bean products , cereals, are good protein substitutes
Doctor :   i understand, you have belching like issues, due to high protein intake
User :   ok... so what shud i do
Doctor :   nothing, much
Doctor :   drink enough fluids, and do some cardio workout, and sit ups,
Doctor :   the additional gas in the belly will be driven out
User :   ok.. nothing to worryabout
Doctor :   yes
User :   ok thanks
Doctor :   may i know, whats the cost of the whey protein u took?
User :   its 1000 rs pack
Doctor :   how many gms?
User :   check this
Doctor :   i feel this is a very costly product which has a low efficacy
Doctor :   I would not advice, to continue taking it
User :   so which product should i take
Doctor :   having about 3-5 egg whites, soya bean products, will help you out
User :   ok...
Doctor :   indian food with high protien content is more than enough
User :   ok
User :   thanks
Doctor :   you are welcome,
User :   got to go for a meeting.. thanks again
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