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Nutrition Questions

Vital Health Zone is proud to announce Lesa Rusher, who is our resident naturopathic expert and who is available to answer questions about nutrition and health.

Lesa Rusher is a qualified naturopath with a thriving business in Canberra, Australia and has a wealth of experience treating clients on a variety of health issues. Lesa Rusher's full credentials can be found in our experts area.

Lesa Rusher will answer your nutrition-related questions.

Q: I am usually in a big hurry to get to work in the morning and I don't find I am getting a healthy breakfast.

I wanted to a make a shake in the morning with fruit, I was just wondering if I should add a protein supplement, as I know you should have protein at every meal, right?

I am 5'6 and 130 pounds and athletic.


A: You are very correct in the assumption about protein being required at every meal.

If you make a healthy shake and use milk and/or yoghurt, you will be getting enough protein without the requirement for a protein supplement. One glass of milk should be adequate and if you decide to use yoghurt as well, this will boost your intake of not only protein, but also other essential nutrients such as calcium and magnesium.

If you are exercising a lot, you may need some extra protein in your diet and this can be achieved with a protein supplement, after breakfast preferably, to help boost your reserves.

Please note that the information provided is for educational purposes only and is not meant to diagnose or treat medical conditions. Consult with your medical physician regarding appropriateness of using supplements in your healing process.


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