Is it safe to drink whey protein after a workout?
It’s safe but for any normal healthy adult with no special dietary considerations, protein shakes are a bad idea. Here’s why. The idea that protein shakes or any protein supplements will help build muscle (“bulk up”) is a bad one. The body provides the protein required for building muscle by making in on demand, when it needs it. All you have to do is eat a balanced diet (including meat, eggs, and milk if possible) and you will get the essential amino acids (protein building blocks) the body needs to build muscle. Drinking a protein shake in addition to a balanced diet will only cost money, add unneeded calories to your diet, be wasted through excretion, and not do as much to suppress your appetite as a nutritious snack. A shake does not require the chewing which helps produce saliva and create the digestive environment your body needs to give you the satisfaction of eating real food. Humans evolved eating solid food not liquid food. So, drinking a shake on a regular basis for health d