Stop drinking protein shakes! Drinking beverages can lead to weight gain, depression and shorter lifespans
- Up to two in five Americans say they regularly drink protein cocktails and drinks
- Amino acids in refilled beverages should promote muscle development
- New research from the University of Sydney has found that proteins are effective in this area – but they can be bad for overall health
- Drinking too much protein was associated with weight gain, mood changes, and even reduced life expectancy according to a new study.
Drinking protein shakes can cause more harm than good, resulting in weight gain, mood swings and even reduced life expectancy.
Researchers at the University of Sydney have found that the same amino acids in protein shakes that promote muscle volume are bad for overall health.
The health and wellness industry is booming in the US, but research often takes some time to catch up – and often refute the benefits of the latest diet and fitness fads.
Protein is the last fall, as scientists have found that consuming too much protein contributes to poorer overall health.
The type of protein commonly found in cocktails and supplements blocks another, called tryptophan, resulting in weight gain, mood changes, and shorter lifespan.
Last year, the protein supplements sector grew to $ 14 billion worldwide, because the gyms, bars and yoga studios have grown in every corner of the city.
Fit is in, and Americans want more muscle fast.
Protein cocktails are sold as a magical ingredient.
The mantra of many recent fad diets has been "high-protein, low-carbohydrates".
Carbohydrates are the culprits for a number of body changes that we know are bad for overall health. They can contribute to fat storage and unhealthy insulin changes.
Protein, on the other hand, is an important base unit that builds bones, muscle blood, and more.
They are both macronutrients, but their division into "good" and "bad" is at least an exaggerated simplification.
Excessive consumption of protein in any form is not really part of the diet. Excessive consumption of protein powders, cocktails and supplements can even be dangerous.
Pre-mixed drinks or powders rely on proteins called branched chain amino acids (BCAAs).
BCAAs are not just straight into the muscles. Eating high in them means lurking around the blood.
There they compete with another type of amino acid, tryptophan.
They both try to get into the brain (as well as your "braun"). But once there, they have different effects. Tryptophan is the key to serotonin production.
When BCAAs are high in the blood, they can steal tryptophan site in the brain and disrupt serotonin. This in turn can cause a mess with your mood.
Serotonin is not only lucky; we also need it to limit our tastes.
"Tryptophan is the only precursor to the serotonin hormone, often called" chemistry of happiness "for its mood-enhancing effects and its role in promoting sleep. But serotonin does more than that, and he put a problem in it, "said Dr. Stephen Simpson, co-author of the study.
When scientists overcame laboratory mice for BCAAs, the animals pierced and became obese.
These obese mice also had a shorter lifespan, which was not surprising.
While BCAASs are effective in building muscle and important nutrients, scientists insist that we should give them better – along with other proteins such as tryptophan – through various diets that include chicken, fish, eggs, beans, lentils, nuts and soy.
"This new research has shown that the balance of amino acids is important – it is best to change the sources of protein to ensure that you achieve the best balance of amino acids," said Dr Samantha Solon-Biet, another co-author of the study.