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Correction: I didn’t mean “the recommended amount of protein”. I meant a little bit more than that (in order for the excess to be stored for 24h like you said), so… if in the middle of my sleep my muscles were to begin “digesting themselves”, those extra amino acids that were supposedly stored for backup would do their job. Right? In that case… Casein only makes sense if you think that the amount of protein intake during the day was not enough to garantee that some of it was stocked for later use.
Thank you Emily for your article on protein powder. I don’t think their are any “healthy saturated fats” other than Virgin Coconut Oil that is not refined. Tropical Traditions “Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil” is the farmer I know of that doesn’t process (refined) their coconuts with chemicals. The saturated fat in the coconut is good because it never enters the bloodstream where it can get stored as fat, instead it enters the liver and gets used for energy, which I found quite amazing. Go to their website and read more about coconuts.