Why sugar and pro­tein don’t mix

Shape (Malaysia) - - Nutrition Right Now -

Com­bin­ing the two may make your body hold on to fat, re­cent re­search finds. When peo­ple washed down a meal with a sugar-sweet­ened bev­er­age, their me­tab­o­lisms slowed, their fat stor­age in­creased, and they burned fewer calo­ries over the next 24 hours com­pared with those who sipped sugar-free. The higher the meal was in pro­tein, the greater the ef­fect. “When you give your body sugar, which is easy to turn into fuel, it makes your me­tab­o­lism less ef­fi­cient, so you store the other calo­ries for later,” says study au­thor Dr. Shanon Casper­son. So go easy on the sweet stuff in your pro­tein smoothie and hold the soda with your steak.

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