This story is a part of The Elemental Guide to Vitamins. Here are the vitamins and supplements that are covered: multivitamins, vitamin D, vitamin C, calcium, B vitamins, omega-3, vitamin E, fiber, protein, and probiotics.
The human diet is composed of three so-called “macronutrients.” These are fats, carbohydrates, and protein. Protein can come from plants or animals, and it’s made up of chains of amino acids, which the body uses to build, repair, and maintain muscle and tissue.
My friend David recently hopped on the protein-powder express. Everyone I know seems to be downing the stuff, but I never thought David would join them. He’s a world-class food photographer, a Brooklyn boulevardier, a brilliant cook. He’s also Mr. Natural. David shops at farmers’ markets, drinks biodynamic wine, eats with the seasons. He forages. But the last time I saw him, he confessed that Gold Standard whey protein is his new culinary bestie.
Why? David was on a mission to get ripped, and that involved intense lifting every day, and that meant his body was chewing up calories like…
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