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Need a protein rich diet after exercise. Are protein supplements safe to take? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 09-Jun-2013
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User:Hello , Good Morning
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Hello Doctor, I need information on proteins
Doctor:Sure I shall help you.
User:can you let me know, what to eat after the workouts?
User:I do weightlifting and cardio
Doctor:Are you performing these exercise for weight management or body fitness?
User:Body fitness, muscle gain and weightloss
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:Weight loss is best achieved by combination of cardio-exercises and low calorie diet.
Doctor:And low calorie diet includes fruits and vegetables, high fibre products (mixed non refined cereals and pulses), low fat products (cheese, non skimmed milk, etc) along with reduced sugars.
Doctor:These diet products will help you reduce weight.
Doctor:As far as building muscles and body fitness is concerned, you will need to take protein supplements which are complete.
Doctor:Those include, spinach, milk, egg, meat, pulses, legumes, soyaproducts, nuts and so on.
Doctor:In addition you also have commercially available protein XXXXXXX products such as Treptin biscuits, protein powders such as B protein etc.
User:How about Protein shake like whey protein?
Doctor:Whey proteins are also good source of protein.
Doctor:You can take them.
User:Ok, is there any risk in taking those powder?
Doctor:However some individuals can develop allergy to whey protein; watch out for any such problems when you take them the first time.
Doctor:Apart from this, the risks with use of any high protein products including whey protein is associated with individuals suffering with medical condition such as hyperuricemia; gout and renal disease.
Doctor:Protein products are not reported to cause any other health problems.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:I have already taken protein suppliments few months back
User:but I stopped it, thinking of some side effects
User:Ok Thanks a lot
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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