That does seem pretty high. I mean fat in your meal an hour or so after a workout is one thing but interfering with the uptake of carbohydrates post-workout seems useless. Still, you would think there would be some rationale there…
That’s exactly how I though so I asked the guy who handed out the freebies, but he was useless. They do claim that their fats are “fast-digesting”. Here is what I found regarding fat in Muscle Milk which seem to be the exact same fats:
Leading scientists rethinking the role of fats in increasing lean muscle growth have shown all fats are not created equal. The type of fat determines whether you use it for muscle energy or store it as body fat! Lean Lipids used in Muscle Milk promote fat loss in 3 ways:
- MCTs, the predigested fatless fats, are more likely burned for muscle energy and heat than stored as fat. 20% of human milk and Muscle Milk lipids are MCTs. MCTs also promote positive nitrogen balance.
- Long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids are also less likely to be stored as fat. We use special enzyme engineering to make these lipids even more functional, promoting anti-inflammatory effects and enhanced mineral retention.
- Recent research reveals calories with engineered lipids, taken before and during workouts, promote leanness. It is thought that these calories are used for workout energy, with less deposited as fat. So while Muscle Milk may contain slightly more fat than older ultra-carb products, our Lean-Lipids are designed to help you get lean."[/quote]