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Protein Sources 101

April 13, 2017


     As with any food or supplemental source, please consult with the appropriate nutritionist or health practitioner before proceeding with a specific nutritional program.

  Listed below, but not all, are the top protein sources that may aide in your muscle building/fat burning/overall nutritional needs:


Whey Protein:

This one is the most popular of the bunch. This source of protein has been shown to promote increased muscular growth and fat loss, as well as supporting a healthy metabolism. It is based out of milk, which has been proven to be absorbed quickly by the body compared to others. This one is not ideal for those who are lactose intolerant.


Casein Protein:

This protein offers similar benefits to whey, with only one exception. Due to his makeup, the body absorbs it a lot slower, which makes it more ideal to consume in the evening before bed or as a secondary source to supplement whey in between meals. This source is also not ideal to those who are lactose intolerant because it is milk derived. 


Egg Protein: 

As mentioned in the heading, this source of protein is made by separating the egg whites from the yolk and dehydrating them. It is considered a complete protein. Not ideal for those who are allergic to eggs. It should also be considered it's more expensive to purchase compared to the others. 


Soy Protein:

This source of protein is plant based. It is also considered a complete protein because it contains all of the essential amino acids, which are the main building blocks of protein. It's very popular amongst vegans and vegetarians who are looking for alternatives for whey and egg derived protein sources. 


Rice Protein: 

Rice protein is extracted from brown rice, specifically. Those who are trying to stay away from milk and egg, and are vegan, utilizes this type of protein source. It is gluten free and some say that it regulates your cholesterol, and is sugar, fat & sodium free. 

- R.Feliz 

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