11 January 2023
New study uncovers surprising results.
A NEW study has revealed that that consuming protein extracted from potatoes has the same benefits for helping your body rebound after a workout as consuming milk protein.
Men's Journal reveals in a recent article that potatoes contain all the essential amino acids that milk does.
Citing a new study in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise finds that consuming protein extracted from potatoes has the same benefits for helping your body rebound after a workout as consuming milk protein, which is long believed to be the go-to source for post-exercise recovery.
"Plant proteins are typically considered less useful in recovery because they’re harder to digest and are incomplete in their amino acids compared to animal protein, but potatoes, it turns out, have all the essential amino acids that milk does," the article states.
In the study, Dutch biologists asked a group of fit men to consume a beverage made with 30 grams of either potato or milk protein powder after resistance training. Study co-author Luc J.C. van Loot says this resulted in muscle protein synthesis (the recover process) being enhanced equally for both groups.
A newcomer to the fitness supplements market, potato protein is expected to reach $115 billion in sales by 2030, according to some estimates.