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https://www.consumerreports.org/dietary-supplements/heavy-metals-in-protein-supplements/

Has anyone else seen this article?

I drink a Quest chocolate Milkshake Protein Shake every day...

Not to happy about this discovery. I really like the Quest products...

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OMG, I sure hope not, heavy metals can be poisonous and I neednothing else " Heavy" in my life! Spent too too many years as Hefty, want to make it through Ample Sample and on to a mere armful. Maybe there will be guys not too senile to notice when it finally happens. Probably never will remarry but everyone deserves a friend or 2.

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I wonder if they tested other Protein products as well. The article only lists powders. I'd be interested in learning about the bars, which I eat frequently to keep me full longer and satisfy my chocolate cravings.

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Thank you for posting this!

I guess its wise to move to whole foods as sources of macronutrients as soon as possible like most Teams suggest

"Protein products typically contain between 15 and 25 grams of Protein per serving (although some do contain more). By comparison, a 5-ounce container of plain, nonfat Greek yogurt has around 17 grams of protein, and 3.5 ounces of chicken breast has 31 grams. Protein needs range from 0.4 to 0.6 grams of protein per pound of weight a day (that would be 64 to 96 grams per day for a 160-pound person).

“That’s not a difficult amount to get in your diet, if you include natural sources of protein such as legumes, nuts, low-fat dairy, fish, and lean meats, ” says Siegel. “You’ll benefit not just from the protein itself, but from all the other nutrients found in whole foods.”

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