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Listen into the latest research and guidance on protein powders with ​leading dietician Dr Linia Patel.

FitPro’s Jane Waller chatted to Linia about this hot topic – Linia covers:

  • Why protein matters so much in the first place and when it might make sense to include a protein powder.
  • What to look for in your protein powder and how to choose the right one for you.
  • What are some of the terms used surrounding protein powders.
  • How much protein powder is too much?
  • Which types are better – such as whey or casein.
  • Plant vs animal protein powders – what’s the difference?
  • What other ingredients are in protein powders and how they may affect you.
  • How to know if a protein powder is ‘clean’ or ‘safe’.
  • Key things to look for when shopping for a protein powder
  • What about if my protein powder is causing me to have digestive issues.

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About the author

Dr Linia Patel has a BSc degree in biochemistry and physiology and has recently achieved a PhD in public health. Linia is a leading dietitian and sports nutritionist. Her passion is translating nutritional science into easy-to-digest and practical advice.


About the Author

Dr Linia Patel

Dietitian and sports nutritionist

As a self-confessed “total foodie”, being an award-winning dietitian and sports nutritionist comes naturally to our resident dietitian and long-time Fitpro magazine contributor, Dr Linia Patel. She likes to take a block of science and slice it up into easy-to-digest and practical advice. With a PhD in Public Health and over 100 published articles on diet and health, she is a British Dietetic Association Spokesperson and is regularly seen appearing on national TV and being quoted in the press. She’s the science expert for Tess Daly’s best-selling book 4 Steps to a Happier & Healthier You, is a qualified fitness instructor and has worked extensively in high performance sport. She is particularly passionate about women’s health, helping women to be the best version of themselves.

Key expertise:

  • Translating science into easy-to-digest, practical advice
  • Dietitian and sports nutritionist
  • Media spokesperson
  • Women’s health (athletes, non-athletes and everything in between)
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