Protein Shakes for Working Out? Yes? No? Maybe So?

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Protein Shakes for Working Out? Yes? No? Maybe So?

Postby mattalleng » Thu Dec 23, 2010 1:03 pm

So I am wondering, are protein shakes a yes or no for MS? I am starting a workout routine and need to know if there is anything I should know about the whole protein shake thing.

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Postby hlm286 » Mon Dec 27, 2010 8:04 pm

I wouldn't advise it because most protien powders/shakes, I'm pretty sure, have aspartame in them which they say is bad for MS. I changed my diet and started eating more protien and taking protien shakes before I had a major attack that lead to my diagnosis. I obviously don't know if there was any connection there, but now I try to follow the Swank diet and stay away from aspartame (also dairy is horrible for me).

Hope this helps.
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Postby ikulo » Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:05 pm

Most of the protein powders are made of either casein or whey, which are milk byproducts. Some people claim that milk may be detrimental to PwMS, but whether whey in particular could be harmful I think is up for discussion.

I've settled on a decent compromise. It's a protein powder made by Garden of Life, and it is all vegan and raw. ... 22343?at=0

I actually just bought it at Whole Foods last week for about $31 and it contains about 30 servings, which makes it on par with the other powders out there. 18g of protein per serving. It doesn't taste heavenly, but if you mix it with a vanilla soy milk it gets better.
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