Type of protein does matter
- Whey concentrate – unrefined version with higher calories due to lactose (4 – 52%) and fat (1 – 9%) content. If dairy is a problem, avoid this form due to the lactose content. Concentrate contains anywhere from 25% to 89% protein depending on the process used by the supplier. Check the food label carefully.
- Whey isolate – refined to remove almost all of the lactose and fat. Both are down to less than 1%. Whey contains 90 – 95% protein so a good source for protein shakes.
- Whey hydrolysate – the most refined version and the most highly bio-available for your body to use. Enzymes are used to break it down part way so your body does not need to work as hard to get the amino acids from the protein. Cannot be purchased by itself, it is mixed with isolate and sometimes concentrate forms. Tends to be around 90% protein.
Prices follow the list top to bottom – cheapest is concentrate because it is easier to make. Hydrolysate is the most expensive. The best choice for the money spent is whey isolate.
Fuel the Hunger
Jacques has created a system called Fuel the Hunger, a blueprint on eating well for performance. The program is designed to help athletes find the foods and eating pattern that works best for them to improve training results and reach peak performance levels. A better choice of foods and a plan of when to eat them will maximize energy levels, muscle efficiency and mental clarity so they are not sacrificing critical position to a weaker opponent. The knowledge gained will help the athlete to transition to a healthy, life-long pattern of eating that will keep them vibrant and reduce the risk of serious illness.