Protein at breakfast builds more muscle than protein at dinner
13-Sep-2021 - 1 min read
Most people have heard the expression, “you are what you eat.” A new study from researchers at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan, suggests that it is also true that “you are when you eat,” at least when it comes to protein.
Chrononutrition is a field that ties maximum nutritional benefit from food to the time of day a person consumes it.
A new study, led by scientists from Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan, concludes that protein consumed in the morning promotes muscle growth more than protein eaten later in the day.
According to the study, consuming protein early in the day leads to greater muscle growth.
For humans, in general, the protein intake at breakfast average about 15grams (g), which is less than what we consume at dinner, which is roughly 28g.
Our findings strongly support changing this norm and consuming more protein at breakfast or morning snack time.