Is it safe for a 14 year old to drink protein shakes after the gym?


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While it isn't dangerous for a teen that age to have a protein shake, it isn't recommended either, according to SFGate Healthy Eating. Protein supplements can unbalance their hormones while they are already in an unstable place, and even active teens can get the protein they need from food.

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Although protein shakes can help teens meet their recommended dietary allowance, or RDA, for protein, dietary supplements are generally not recommended for children and teenagers, according to Alternative Medicine. Instead of using an expensive protein supplement, SFGate Healthy Eating recommends making homemade protein shakes by mixing milk, yogurt or Greek yogurt, fruit, and nut butters, such as peanut, almond or cashew butter.

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