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Heating/Cooking Protein Iso/Concentrate?


#1

So I've read from multiple places that the protein breaks down and becomes less metabolic. I was just wondering if this is true, because I eat a lot of oatmeal (hot) and just mix in a scoop of chocolate whey iso. I will say it does give it a weird consistency and does make it look strange, but is it actually going to make it less effective?


#2

Protein powders definitely can be cooked with.

It is true heating weaken the bonds between peptides, however in meats this is of course desired - to make it easier to chew.

With a powder, i limit the time i cook it to a couple/three minutes on a burner (not the microwave) and with water and oats.

If anything, it would increase the bio-availability i would guess.

I think 'metabolic' is the wrong term here though..


#3

Cooking protein is fine.