Went into my blog reader and there's already 2 different people put this up,http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/maga ... /index.htm
Quite interesting. Thought I would post and see if i could get the opinions of the people here that know way more about this stuff than I do...
I skimmed through it at the news stand. One of the things Consumer Reports that is misleading is the cost of protein power, as hoosegow noted.
As hoosegow stated, Consumper Reports selected a very expensive protein powder, Nitro Tech to compare it with cost of protein in eggs, milk, etc.
The cost of eggs was 44 cents per serving. Milk and some other itmes were in about the same price range aa eggs. All comparisons were based on about 24 grams of protein per serving.
Consumer Reports noted the cost of the Nitro Tech protein powder is $1.61 for 25 grams...over three time the cost of eggs, milk, etc.
As most on this board know, the cost of whey concentrate is between $7-8 per pound. You'll get 15 servings of 24 grams of protein, which makes the cost per serving 46-54 cents.
That would mean that the cost or whey protein is in the same ball park as eggs, milk, etc.
So, Consumper Reports article is very misleading in regard to cost.
Using expensive Nitro Tech protein powder is similar to telling you that you you can't afford to own a car and using a Bentley as an example.
The article perpetuates the myth tha protein is harmul to the kidneys (again as hoosegow point out).