Not Teens! Not President Clinton! No One!
So why do so many people take them? Teens Turn to Protein Shakes to Pump Up – ABC News. That was the title of a recent article that caught my attention (See link below). So I decided to write one more blog about protein—and this may be my last one.
In almost 700 consecutive daily blogs, I have probably mentioned the “protein myth” in at least 100 of them and I even set up a permanent page on this site (Protein) to provide ready access to our most misunderstood nutrient. As I have stated countless times, even most of our best educated scientists and physicians truly believe that we “need” to eat animal protein—even though a former president of the United States has decided to eat none. From the recent article that caught my eye:
Teens may be chugging protein shakes and taking other muscle-enhancing supplements more often than previously thought, researchers said…The study population consisted of 2,793 students with a mean age of 14.4 and almost equally divided among females (53.2%) and males (46.8%). Nearly 30% of the participants were black and about 20% were white or Asian.
Among boys, the authors found that more than two-thirds reported changing their eating to increase their muscle size or tone, and 90% exercised more to increase their muscle mass or tone. In terms of the prevalence of “unhealthy” behaviors:
- 34.7% reported using protein powders or shakes
- 5.9% reported using steroids
- 10.5% reported using some other muscle-enhancing substance
Even though some of our most successful athletes in football, tennis, boxing and golf eat zero animal protein, that message is not getting to our youth.
Sadly, they’re headed down the path of body destruction in more ways than one—and their family physician is of almost no value when it comes to helping them choose the path to vibrant health. Maybe you can share this blog with any teenagers who you think might be receptive to this message.
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Listed below the source article are a half-dozen of my previous blogs on protein. Today is my 672nd consecutive blog and just this past week, I decided what I was going to give myself for Christmas. I have decided that my consecutive daily blogging streak will come to an end on my second anniversary of launching this site, February 9, 2013—with my 730th consecutive daily blog. So the countdown begins today—only 58 more until the streak ends.
But don’t worry; all of my previous work will remain here for your convenience and I will continue to post blogs several times a month. But my primary focus will be a full-time effort to help selected corporate clients implement food-focused wellness initiatives aimed at promoting health and slashing the cost of health care.
- Source articleTeens Turn to Protein Shakes to Pump Up – ABC News
- Athletic performance & a whole foods, plant-based diet
- Animal Protein—Professional athletes don’t need it either
- Protein—There’s only one way not to get enough of it…
- Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley, vegan prize fighter
- Dispelling the “protein myth,” and releasing a flood of creativity
- Protein. The most famous nutrient in the world.
Handy 4-piece take-charge-of-your-health kit—from Amazon.com
- The movie that’s changing the lives of millions: Forks Over Knives DVD
- Healthy Eating, Healthy World, The “big picture” about food (our book)
- An essential scientific resource: The China Study by Dr. T. Colin Campbell
- Dr. McDougall’s new book, The Starch Solution, with lots of great recipes.
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