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Determining Appropriate Protein Consumption Levels

Published 2022-12-20

We're all different in terms of our own protein requirements. Age, weight, activity level, and fitness goals all play very important roles in determining the right amount of protein to consume in our diets. In this post, we lay out some high level guidance to help you determine your own protein requirements.

Why do so many protein bars and snacks in the UK have warnings that say "excessive consumption may produce laxative effects"?

Published 2022-12-26

To reduce sugar content and lower calories, many protein bars swap out sugar for substitutes. A common class of sugar substitutes are polyols that are poorly digestible and can cause gastrointestinal side effects.