Purest Protein- Leanest Muscle

Paleo Diet Reworks Fat

Purest Protein- Leanest Muscle

Purest Protein- Leanest Muscle

The thought police are after us. Public interest groups such as PETA and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, all apparently well intentioned and with our best interests in mind, are chasing us down and indoctrinating us with the notion that plant sources are better than animal derived foods for the planet and our bodies. We hear it from global warmers, animal liberationists, raw fooders and doctors. So many of our thought leaders have been filled up with politically correct nutrition beliefs themselves we poor consumers who are filled up with their so-called science often make shopping and eating choices for societal, rather than scientific (or taste), reasons. We are led to think of ourselves as appearing cool if we parade about publicly as vegetarian, morally superior when choosing a plant-based protein supplements.

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But if for a moment one’s independent thoughts could reshape themselves, something more human rather than animal centered might come into us: eating flesh foods within the context of the Paleolithic diet is natural for the body and isn’t some kind of dietary sin—beef is perhaps the most pure— from an allergenic standpoint—protein source. Now a study in Nutrients say in supplemental form beef supplements can change one’s body composition and strength, shedding fat and adding lean muscle. As it turns out, saturated fat never was the enemy. It’s carbs from wheat and other plants that put on the fat.

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In order to investigate the efficacy of a beef supplementation strategy on strength and body composition, the investigators recruited 26 young healthy adults to participate in a resistance-training program of 8 weeks. One group was given a fat-free beef protein supplement. The other ate a standard carb-based diet. At the end of the study period the group receiving added protein “showed a significantly decrease in fat mass” and “increase in fat free mass.”

meat against diabetes

The paleo diet emphasizes animal-based proteins, particularly from flesh foods such as beef and buffalo, over carbohydrates, and the effects are invariably anti-inflammatory. Cholesterol, blood pressure, fat stores and body weight, all the problems that appear by the time we leave our twenties, go down when one eats more flesh-based proteins and less carbs from processed foods.

In Lipids in Health and Disease, a study looked at how the Paleolithic diet effects people on the precipice of diabetes and cholesterol dysfunction. The people in the study had high blood pressure, cholesterol and insulin levels and were overweight. 34 underwent either the Paleolithic or conventional (higher in carbs) diet. Paleolithic diet resulted in lower systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, total cholesterol, triglycerides and higher HDL (the good) cholesterol. Despite efforts to keep bodyweight stable, the Paleolithic group compared lost 1.32 kg during the period.

allergen free

“Besides providing all of the essential amino acids necessary muscle growth, beef protein contains no allergens,” says MHP fitness expert Sarah Grace, a certified personal trainer and National Physique Committee fitness champion. “Dairy-based protein can contain lactose; wheat protein has gluten; and soy is an allergen. I like beef sourced protein because it is free from these allergens.” As for whey, it is a derivative of milk “and usually contains lactose and can sometimes bother my stomach and give me that bloated feeling so I don’t always use it either, whereas, in contrast, beef protein can be consumed in its purest form."

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The protein supplement that Grace does use and recommends is called IsoPrime 100% BEEF from MHP, a performance-based nutrition company. IsoPrime supplies beef protein isolate (BPI) that goes through several different filtration cycles to leave behind impurities and is cholesterol- and fat-free. (The beef is US Department of Agriculture inspected and obtained from non-GMO, BST- and hormone-free sources.) The supplement’s protein source is concentrated and standardized to contain unusually high levels of branch chain amino acids (for anabolic processes involving muscle-building) and supplies 25 grams of protein without fat, cholesterol, sugar, lactose or gluten. Hence, IsoPrime is easily digestible, making it much easier on the stomach and avoiding the bloating that she experienced with other products.

“I highly recommend a protein supplement for posttraining recovery. I personally have seen a transformation in my body from when I used to train and not take my supplementation seriously to now. When you pound away at your body day in and day out, it’s important to feed it and replenish it with the vitamins and nutrients you have lost in your training. A protein supplement is one way you can do that.”

“My training definitely consists of a lot of weight training so it is extremely important that I consume the right amount of protein so that I can continue to build and repair muscle,” says Grace. “IsoPrime is readily absorbed and utilized by my body.”

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As to when she recommends this fast-absorbed product, “I almost always have my protein shake right after my workout. Studies have shown that consuming your protein within an hour of working out is the best time for your body to metabolize and utilize the protein. I find that’s also when it works best for me. Most days I only have one shake a day but on occasion when I’m feeling really hungry at night or having a sweet craving, I’ll make myself a shake then as well. My favorite way to use IsoPrime is just like a smoothie. I like to mix it up with unsweetened almond milk, ice, one banana, about a tablespoon of almond butter and sometimes one tablespoon of organic peanut butter too. I complement IsoPrime in particular with Glutamine-SR to help with recovery.”

REFERENCES Boers I, Muskiet FA, Berkelaar E, Schut E, Penders R, Hoenderdos K, Wichers HJ, Jong MC. Favourable effects of consuming a Palaeolithic-type diet on characteristics of the metabolic syndrome: a randomized controlled pilot-study. Lipids Health Dis. 2014 Oct 11;13:160. doi: 10.1186/1476-511X- 13-160. Negro M, Vandoni M, Ottobrini S, Codrons E, Correale L, Buonocore D, Marzatico F. Protein supplementation with low fat meat after resistance training: effects on body composition and strength. Nutrients. 2014 Aug 4;6(8):3040-9. doi: 10.3390/nu6083040.
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