Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Protein Shakes

I am someone who does not drink protein shakes regularly, but I do have them now and then. However, I have just read an article that suggests that protein shakes can add years to your life. According to the article, scientists have discovered that consuming amino acids can lengthen your lifespan by up to 12%, which is 9 years for the average male in the United Kingdom.

The report claims that the amino acids that are digested when drinking a shake a day increase the activation of the mitochondria in the cells. This, in turn, slows down the aging process.

With this being said, amino acid supplements may be an option that I look into, as they are readily available and this maybe something worth trying. Watch this space.


  1. ive tried them a couple of times, didnt get on with them, personally!

  2. Excellent. If I start drinking protein shakes, maybe they'll counteract all that beer and lift my life expectancy back up to the average level.

  3. I use these often, but the taste is so bad, I prefer just fruit based smoothies without the protein in them.

  4. I see more and more that are improving the taste. I think you could probably find some that you like.