Five Minute Food Facts – Protein Intake & Athletes


Amanda Hayes


In this episode I discuss protein requirements for athletes (including amateur athletes, like me, who train for ten or more hours per week). I explain why athletes need more protein than sedentary people and I look into some of the latest research about protein requirements for strength athletes and endurance athletes.

I also mention sources of protein and suggest good post-exercise snacks, the optimal timing for protein intake, and I give a brief overview of obtaining protein from food versus supplements.


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