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NOV-DEC 2018

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26 INSIDER November/December 2018 One of the challenges for some high-protein dieters is reduced intake of carbs like breads and pasta; carbs are a preferred energy source for high-intensity training featuring short bursts of exertion and having enough muscle glycogen can be a challenge if certain carbs are restricted. It is important for high-protein eaters to time carb intake for maximum energy going into a workout as well as replenishment after a workout, especially if the next exercise is the next day. However, endurance athletes like long distance runners and cyclists might fare well on a high-protein diet, as they can more easily reach the point during exercise whereby the body turns to burning fat for energy. Still, the ability to sprint or go hard at various points during an endurance workout might suffer from lack of glycogen stores. Plant-Based Dieting High-protein diets increasingly feature plant proteins. Hemp, pea, rice, soy and other plant protein sources are the primary supplemental choice for vegetarian and vegan diets. Nuts, seeds and meat/dairy alternatives line the fridge for these dieters and are also more commonly found in protein products, from bars to powders. One of the most common questions vegans face is: Where do you get your protein? Fortunately, vegan athletes and active consumers need not rely on soy, tofu, nuts and seeds alone. While most plant proteins are not "complete" due to insuffi cient or lack of certain essential amino acids, blending multiple plant proteins has brought more complete proteins to market. For instance, pea protein has a good leucine content, but is defi cient in methionine and cysteine; it is often blended with rice and other plants. Water lentils or duckweed (as Lentein ® , from Parabel) is a newer plant protein touted as complete, although some products still blend it with pea protein for better consistency and texture. Aside from protein, vegans are prone to vitamin B and iron defi ciencies, so supplementation with those vitamins, possibly via multivitamin, is crucial. Low-Fat/High-Carb Fat (9 cal/g) is the most energy dense macronutrient. Reducing intake of fat cuts out more calories. Most low-fat diets are also higher in carbs, which is a classic diet for certain endurance athletes including cyclists and runners (before keto picked up steam in recent years). Because the high-carb low-fat (HCLF) diet leaves less room for protein, this doesn't tend to be a diet adopted by those looking to gain signifi cant LBM, including bodybuilders and football players. The days of fats being universally vilifi ed are over, despite the benefi ts of cutting fat intake on heart health. Dietary fat plays an important role in the body, including certain micronutrient absorption, energy production and infl ammation management. For low-fat and very low-fat dieters, concentrating the small allowance for fat intake on key mono- and poly-unsaturated fats, including omega-3s, may prove benefi cial. Supplements or functional foods may be helpful. Sports Nutrition: Athletes with Specialized Diets Standardized to 3 proven bioactives, Sensoril ® is the trusted and original holistic ashwagandha extract. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. KEEP CALM AND SENSORIL ® Contact Natreon directly and we'll help you reach your zen. Learn about Sensoril at natreoninc.com VISIT US AT SUPPLYSIDE WEST BOOTH 3947

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