Oils to mix with whey protein?

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Oils to mix with whey protein?

Post by rejones1976 » Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:47 am

One of guys in the gym was saying I should add some oil to whey protien as fat is essential for the body to absorb protein. He couldn't however remember which one. Does anyone know?

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Post by hoosegow » Wed Nov 10, 2010 7:18 am

I routinely use olive oil in my shakes.

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Post by stuward » Wed Nov 10, 2010 7:23 am

You may be thinking of the Budwig Flax oil/protein diet. She used cottage cheese. The modern equivelant would be fish oil and whey. Other oils that may be beneficial are coconut oil and olive oil. Whether you take them with protein or separately is unimportant.

Some suggest that oil can slow down the protein absorption making it more useful before bed.

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Post by robertscott » Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:41 pm

eew, drink an oily shake? Sounds horrid

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Post by stuward » Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:49 pm

robertscott wrote:eew, drink an oily shake? Sounds horrid
It's not so bad. It's really no worse than eggs, cream or peanut butter.

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Post by RobertB » Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:40 am

robertscott wrote:eew, drink an oily shake? Sounds horrid
Yea shakes mask taste for me too - I'd rather put a table spoon of oil in a shake than ...*thinks*... pretty much anything, I happen to find my current shakes quite enjoyable taste wise, but generally I take it like medicine (gulp it down)

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Post by frogbyte » Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:45 pm

As I've mentioned before here - coconut oil mixes well with protein powders, in terms of flavor anyway. (It's a solid room temp so requires significant mixing.)

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Re: Oils to mix with whey protein?

Post by blit10 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:28 am

rejones1976 wrote:One of guys in the gym was saying I should add some oil to whey protien as fat is essential for the body to absorb protein. He couldn't however remember which one. Does anyone know?
hello
yes, you can fish oil as a supplement with protein powder.

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