Episode from the podcast50% Facts with Silent Mike & Jim McD

What is (Dietary) Protein Anyway? (with Eric Helms, PhD)

Released Thursday, 6th December 2018
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We’re kicking this new show off by asking seemingly basic questions about diet and nutrition. First up, “What is (dietary) protein anyway?"
After a quick catch up session, we talk through the “facts” of what we think we know about this question – which, of course raises even more questions like...
How much protein do you really need?
What’s a complete protein?
How many essential amino acids are there?
Then, we bring in Eric Helms, PhD. to give us the low down.
Eric has a BS in fitness and wellness, an MS in exercise science, a second masters in sports nutrition, a PhD in strength and conditioning, and is a research fellow for AUT at the Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand.
Our ideas about the question start around 10:10.
Eric runs down the facts starting at around 20:25.
Huge thanks to Eric for being our expert. You can find him at 3DMuscleJourney.com and on Instagram: @helms3dmj
Hosted by Mike Farr (@silentmikke) and Jim McDonald (@thejimmcd).
Produced by Jim McDonald
Production assistance by Connor O’Neal.