Myths and Facts about Protein

Separate fact from fiction and learn how eating the right amount of protein at the right time can help you get better results from your workouts. By: Marie Spano, MS, RD

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Myth 1: All protein is created equally

Myth 1: All protein is created equally

Truth: The quality of a protein is determined by its ability to provide the 8 essential amino acids, which are necessary for the growth, maintenance, and repair of body tissues. Proteins from animal sources including eggs, dairy, meat, poultry, and fish in addition to one vegetable protein, soy, are all considered high-quality because they contain all of the essential amino acids in the necessary proportions.

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