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High In Protein Products Are Useless And A Waste Of Money, Experts Say

By Alicia Carlton | Dec 29, 2016 01:14 AM EST
Quest Nutrition 'Beyond The Bar' Protein Powder Release Celebration
(Photo : Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Quest) A general view of atmosphere at the Quest Nutrition 'Beyond The Bar' Protein Powder Release Celebration at Smogshoppe on November 9, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

The hype on protein products went into a ridiculous rate with customers thinking it is going to change their health for the better and on a drastic level. Unfortunately, health experts are saying that the great results coming from protein products are nothing but a marketing strategy.

Based on a report by The Guardian, people are just wasting their money spending on protein products as dietitians like Anna Daniels says that humans have enough protein consumption that adding more to it just doesn't make sense. Daniels, who is also a spokeswoman for the British Dietetic Association is informing everybody that it is not necessary to pound in more protein even if one is an athlete. Protein could be acquired from natural ingredients like eggs, meat and even yogurt.

To top it all, the human body does not require a high amount of protein anyway. For those who frequent the gym, all the protein they need could also just be from the regular balanced diet that they have, to begin with.

Lots of people have become victims of the marketing strategy of companies who sell their protein products that this industry is about to hit about $500 million in profit just this year alone. WND also sited this story saying that brands such as Weetabix, Mars, and Batchelors Cup A Soup are just among the ones that are benefiting from sales this year since releasing an enhanced protein product of their usual goods.

This issue is quite alarming for health experts since sales went high by up to 63 percent with protein bars alone last year. This means that a lot of people are consuming protein more than what their daily dietary allowance requires. Although there is no reported threat to the health of an individual who decides to buy these protein products, the threat, however, could be seen and felt in their pocket.

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