Hemp vs whey protein.

MattM

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Saw hemp protein at the store tonight for $10 a pound (15 servings I think, 14g protein, 8g carbs). I don't have any experience with protein outside of whey. Anyone use it and like it? Pros, cons, thoughts?

I tolerate dairy well but have recently thought of dropping it from my diet.
 

Statia

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Someone posted a link in this forum yesterday of a BBC science article on protein shakes. The outcome was they have zero benefit. Have a read.

Short answer; Eat some good steak.
 

MattM

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I can't really put steaks in my morning smoothies and it's not what I want to guzzle down post workout.

I eat good steak, for dinner.
 

Mach Won

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I take hemp protein some days. It's a bit gritty, but it's usually high in fiber, which is a nice benefit. I buy the Trader Joe's Chocolate Hemp protein, the price is pretty good.
 

Steve Freides

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These are vegan and I eat one almost every day - it's my "lunch." Dale knows his stuff so it seems like he knows what vegetarian protein sources are good.

Dale's Raw Foods | Vegan Nutrition

Click on one of the protein bars and then find the ingredients label. Pea, rice, and hemp proteins if memory serves.

-S-
 

ali

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Nutrient density? Hemp wins, doesn't it? As a food, that is.

A bit old fashioned perhaps but what is wrong with a pint of milk? It comes complete with whey. Chuck in some hemp seeds and have the lot.
 

Steve Freides

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@jpilrose, thanks for posting that. I don't worry about it at all, since they almost never test us old folks, but I've seen it mentioned in several places so I assume that at least one person, somewhere, came up positive on a drug test and was convinced it was because of the hemp protein. I have zero personal experience with it, and I continue to eat whatever comes in my Dale's bars just about every day.

-S-
 

jpilrose

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@jpilrose, thanks for posting that. I don't worry about it at all, since they almost never test us old folks, but I've seen it mentioned in several places so I assume that at least one person, somewhere, came up positive on a drug test and was convinced it was because of the hemp protein. I have zero personal experience with it, and I continue to eat whatever comes in my Dale's bars just about every day.

-S-
NP Steve, I had heard the info you mentioned myself and researched it. Kinda late in the games since I had already been using it lol. In my job in the Nuclear industry they test us all the time and so far, no issues. Almost 58 here, so though I don't consider myself old, my peers beg to differ :)
 
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