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For plenty of people, whey protein powder is associated with one thing: bulking.   When we see shaker cups, we think of big, muscly bodybuilders chugging gallons of the stuff. In truth, though, this is only part of the picture.   It is true that whey protein powder can be a great way to support muscle growth. When used properly, though, whey can also be a powerful weapon against body fat.   How exactly does whey help burn fat? This actually happens through several mechanisms.   Reduced Appe...

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For all the vegan athletes out there, getting adequate protein can be tricky business. Or, at least, it often seems that way at first.   The truth, however, is that many plants pack plenty of protein and vegan protein powders – which have isolated this vital macronutrient – can be a powerful tool in your nutritional arsenal. Better yet, you have options.   So, what are some of the types of vegan protein powders out there? Even further, how can they be included into a healthy diet to help you ...

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When you're trying to gain weight, whether to move up a weight class in your sport or simply to pack on muscle, it can be frustratingly difficult to meet your daily calorie requirements.   After all, you'd think that this sort of “license to eat” approach would be easy. Sometimes, though, it’s not.   For one thing, there is a significant investment of time and money in getting, preparing and eating all the food necessary to hit your numbers.   Second, just because you're trying to eat tons of...

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Weight gainer supplements are an interesting subgroup in the realm of protein powders.   On the surface, it should be a pretty straightforward thing; if you want to gain weight, all need is something that will give you tons of calories, right?   Not quite, no. Things are just a little more complicated than that. Or, at least, they should be.   Here are a few things to look for when choosing the best weight gainer supplement for your goals.   Quality, Complete Protein   When trying to gain we...

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People usually associate grass-fed whey protein powder with muscle growth. But, how does this process actually work? Does grass-fed protein have any advantages over your standard protein products?   To really answer this question, we need to start with looking at how muscles grow and what role protein plays in that process.   The Stimulus   When you exercise, you're actually damaging your muscles. Sorry, but that's what happens. Don't worry, though, that's what you want.   Specifically, the s...

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There's lots of good stuff in whey protein supplements – not just protein. But, thanks to those other components, sometimes concerns or misconceptions tend to pop up.   The fat content of whey, for example, has raised some concerns over the cholesterol in whey protein. Let's take a closer look at the fats in whey and see how these can influence your cholesterol levels.   First, though, we need to discuss the different types of whey and their individual nutritional content.   Concentrates and ...

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As we’ve discussed before, there are plenty of whey protein powders available to you – and many have similar talking points. But you may have also noticed that Naked Nutrition is committed to bringing you the absolute best.   In our quest to do so, we routinely compare ourselves to similar brands, just to make sure we’re doing a good job. This week, we’re going to take a look at Tera’s whey protein line and see how Naked Nutrition stacks up.     A Little about Tera’s   Tera’s offers several d...

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The world of supplements is full of a dizzying array of choices. Even things that you would think would be relatively straightforward come in an ever-increasing number of variations and forms.   This can be frustrating, intimidating, and just plain annoying. More importantly, it can trick you into spending more money than you need to on a dressed-up version of a perfectly fine supplement. This lack of a straightforward options was the guiding force behind Naked Nutrition.   Take whey protein,...

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When they're used correctly – and chosen carefully – protein powder can be powerful tools for building muscle and gaining weight. But what does that mean?   What should you look for? Specifically, what is the best protein powder for weight gain?   None of the Junk   First of all, let's be clear about something:   You're going to need to be consuming a considerable amount of this protein powder if you really want to gain weight.   And, as such, you'll want to be sure that your protein powder o...

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Although it's not normally thought of as a “protein-rich” food, there is a fair amount of protein in the humble rice grain. Once it is extracted, the protein can be converted into a high-quality, extremely useful powder.   But... why? What are some of the benefits of brown rice protein powder? Let's take a look at ten reason to use rice protein.   1. Easily digested - Very often, people taking protein powders or on a high protein diet struggle with digestive upset. Rice protein powder, howe...

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