The study, led by Ashley Binns, a doctoral student in kinesiology and exercise science at the University of Arkanas, aims at determining the association between the thermic effect of food and exercise on the total energy expenditure of the body.

According to sources, Binns and her team looked at the effects of protein consumption alone on total energy expenditure and protein consumption combined with exercise, and found that with exercise, there is a trend for a continued increase in caloric expenditure with higher protein consumption.

This means that eating protein rich meal prior to exercise provides fuel to burn calories. The study has been published in the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport.


Latest News from Lifestyle News Desk