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Posted June 9, 2023
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Protein shakes – good or bad?

by Jost Sauer

THE GREAT PROTEIN SHAKE DEBATE!

I reckon high quality protein powder is a crucial addition to everyone’s diet these days, especially vegans or vegetarians. Lack of protein can cause mental and emotional imbalances and issues.

Protein shakes have become a popular way of getting protein but based on my decades of research into Chinese medicine and fitness and health, shakes are ‘cold’ in nature and your body doesn’t assimilate the protein properly.

Protein production is connected with your spleen function and spleen needs ‘warm’ cooked food. So my advice is to add protein powder to your meals instead of having protein shakes. That way your body will accept the protein powder as food which ensures good assimilation.

Instead of shakes I add high quality sprouted brown rice protein powder to my porridge. I soak 30 grams of protein powder with organic oats, raw ginger and seeds (poppy, sunflower, black sesame) overnight and then slow cook it for 20 – 30 minutes after my morning exercise.

From a Chinese medicine angle this delivers what your body needs to build healthy muscles and that, in turn, supports your emotional stability and accelerates fat burning. Perfect for more energy, better moods and weight loss. Get your protein intake right and you’re on your way to living healthily ever after.

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Jost Sauer is a healthy lifestyle expert. He is an author, acupuncturist, and has been a therapist since the 80s.

Jost Sauer is also an ex-addict, dealer and deserter turned addiction recovery trailblazer. He pioneered lifestyle medicine for addiction, kickstarted a recovery revolution with his groundbreaking new rehab program, and then adapted the program for everyone as the Chi Cycle lifestyle; a health-boosting, fat-burning feel-good day plan.

Jost has treated thousands of people including celebrities, CEOs and athletes, using his unique combination of Chinese medicine, acupuncture, chi-activation,  motivational coaching and lifestyle. He offers individual sessions, training programs and retreats. Jost’s passion is to show everyone how to optimise their organ function, synch back in and reconnect to natural rhythms, and make every day medicinal and magical…

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