Do You Know The Protein Content Of Your Protein... I Mean Really?


When trying to understand the percent of protein found in your protein shake, take a look at the grams of protein per 100g. Yes, a standard serving of a whey protein (for example) is usually around the 35- 40g of powder mark, but the number of grams of protein per 100g will indicate the total percent of protein per tub of protein. Look at this figure, and shoot for a protein that is at least 60g protein per 100g, and ideally anything around the 70- 80g mark if you want a protein that’ll leave you looking lean! For example, a protein that has 80g protein per 100g means the protein powder is an 80% blend.

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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