do protein shakes make your blood pressure higher?

i drink whey protein shakes and i was just wondering if it makes your blood pressure higher because i went to the doctor the other day and he said that my blood pressure was alittle high.

I am a full-time college student with a full-time job. Due to this, I find myself pressed for time and eating crap on a regular basis. Gaining some weight.

I go to the gym when I can, unfortunately “when I can” is 1-3 times a weeks tops. Trying to find some healthy alternatives for food I can take with me on the go.

Are protein shakes a good breakfast, even if I am just going to be sitting in class/work all day? Or, are they primarily for those looking to build muscle?

If so, any alternatives?

Thanks.

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Comments

  1. phrozenwarrior says:

    I’ve yet to ever find any evidence or journals citing that any sort of protein is linked to high blood pressure. If anything there are some studies that show vegetable/meat proteins decrease blood pressure [granted most shakes don't have that kind].

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    Protein shakes
    (continued)
    How much protein do you need? continued…

    In most cases, only those who are active and restrict calories or are strict vegetarians are at risk for low protein.

    People who exercise regularly do need more energy. They may also need a little more protein than people who are less active. Adding protein doesn’t add muscle mass, though, as many people believe.

    The ISSN recommends that exercisers get 1.4 to 2 g of protein per kilogram of body weight daily. Endurance athletes should be at the lower end of this range and strength athletes at the higher end. How much you need depends on the type and intensity of your exercise, the quality of the protein you eat, and your energy level and carbohydrate intake.

    This is what the ISSN recommends:

    * For endurance athletes: 1 to 1.6 g of protein per kilogram of body weight daily, depending on intensity and duration of exercise and the training status of the athlete
    * For strength or power athletes: 1.6 to 2 g of protein per kilogram of body weight daily

    http://www.webmd.com/diet/protein-shakes?page=2

  3. Dinah says:

    Tub of low-fatyoghurt – maybe add some rolled oats? add an apple?

    I’m always for more natural, less processed foods.

  4. walkietalkie101 says:

    I eat my breakfast in 5 minutes and make it in 10. If your problem is time then wake 10 minutes earlier. Try to eat more for breakfast to break the 8 hours of not eating a thing.
    Your body needs protein, water, and (nutrients and vitamins) to keep on going so you were not entirely wrong regardless if you workout or not. However try to practice making yourself a better breakfast the night before so that the next day you can eat better.

    Try not to eat crap instead look for alternatives like 2 apples instead of a burger on the go.

    Good luck

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