Protein in Sport
It has been common in sports over the last several decades to manipulate foods with the intension of making them better for sports nutrition. We see this perhaps most frequently with the body-builders obsession with protein. In the ’70’s serious body builders would reel off the number of steaks, chicken breasts and eggs they would pack in a day to up their protein intake. In the 80’s and beyond isolated protein powers became in vogue and still are to this day. Even vegan bodybuilders have been using proteins from soy isolates to artificially up their protein without adding other seemingly less desirable nutrients.
The irony of this is this that all this added isolated protein is actual