The abdominals are muscles, after your ab workout they require protein to repair and grow. People following a low calorie, vegan or vegetarian diet are especially at a higher risk for missing out on important amino acids, since animal foods are considered complete proteins” (meaning they contain all essential amino acids) but many plant foods are not.
It is typically found in supplements, such as protein powders, according to Medical News Today It is usually used to promote lean muscle mass and is also associated with weight loss, according to a 2008 study published in Nutrition & Metabolism There are 20 grams of protein per scoop of whey protein.
Meat eaters generally eat enough high quality protein foods, while vegetarians (and especially vegans) need to combine specific foods together in order to get a meal that has high quality protein – while not impossible, it does take extra work and some vegetarians may not be aware of protein quality being a factor in how much protein they are absorbing.
You’ll get even more of these nutrients when your powder is made from pasture-fed cows, which have a higher concentration of inflammation-reducing omega-3 fatty acids and two to five times more CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) than their corn and grain fed counterparts.
The decision to use a protein supplement should be based on several issues relevant to the individual, including their training load, goals, daily energy requirements, typical diet, appetite post-exercise, budget available and general dietary intake.