Mayo Clinic Connect
Erica Goldstein, RDN, LD/N, discusses nutrition and hydration for athletes.
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Erica answered questions following the live event.
I was Dx with Myotonic Dystrophy type 2 at Mayo in Dec ’13. I have been in weekly PT since. I do a lot of walking besides PT. Do I understand correctly that ingested protein is best utilized immediately after exercise (walking?) to rebuild/maintain muscle quality? @ gailfaith
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@gailfaith I sent your question to Erica and she’s going to answer it during her presentation!
Question: Would it be ok to use a sports drink even if only exercising for 60 minutes
She did not address my question on the presentation. Yes she talked about protein, but my situation has to do with eating protein to help,,,if possible…regenerate muscle tissue with my Dx of Myotonic Dystrophy type 2.. I read somewhere that eating protein RIGHT AFTER exercise (I do a lot of walking) is the best time to consume protein to help rebuild muscle tissue. That was my question. Can she maybe answer the question on CONNECT????? or email me directly? @gailfaith
Yes, I’m sorry we ran out of time at the end. Here is the answer to your question…
Yes, protein intake post-training is important for recovery to replenish amino acids used as a result of protein breakdown during continuous exercise. It’s possible that dietary protein intake after training also contributes to both the repair of existing and production of new proteins in the body that support performance.
Protein Intake After Training – How Much Do You Need?
• 20-25 g: amount is needed to jumpstart the pathway for stimulating new protein growth, especially skeletal muscle
• 20-25 g contains the necessary amount of one specific type of branched chain amino acid known as leucine
• Leucine in combination with exercise is central to stimulating muscle growth
Hello gailfaith, I edited your comment to remove your email from the view of the public. We do this for your safety and privacy. Thank you for your participation in the live Q&A. It appears that Audrey was able to have Erica address your question, did you find the answer you were looking for?
@agoldstein1, I’m sorry we didn’t get to your question during the broadcast. Here’s Erica’s answer: “A sports drink is not necessary for exercise lasting less than 60 min. You are likely not losing enough sodium or water. However, if it is hot enough and of high enough intensity, a sports drink would not be harmful, especially if you haven’t eaten well before the onset of exercise and don’t have time to eat following (e.g., if exercising in the morning and no plans to eat until later in the day).”
Thanks Justin and Audrey and Erica. It was a little round about, but eventually I got the was looking for.
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Yes. Thanks Justin. Will share with my PT this morning. Gail
Hi Justin……right after I just sent my response, I scrolled down to see what appears to be an answer to my question (since it says sorry we didn’t get to your question.) However, if you are referring to the connect just below where she talks about sports drinks? NO, NO, NO. That was far from my question . The answer, not included with your post sent by audreylaine, where near the end she refers to 20-25 gms of protein, and leucine DOES answer my question. Thanks for following up. As mentioned, I will be sharing THAT !!!!! with my PT this morning. Gail gailfaith
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