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Cycling: Heat and Nausea

mlohre Ask Mike, Sports Nutrition 1 , , , ,

Hey Mike, When I do centuries and it soars up to around 90 degrees, I start to feel ill. Sometimes it’s nausea, and sometimes there’s that odd feeling like I’ve inhaled a little water. Knowing this happens, the last time I rode a century in such heat I sipped ice water during our lunch break. […]

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Heat Processing, Denaturing and Cooking Whey Protein

mlohre Ask Mike, FAQ Protein 1 , , ,

I know protein unfolds, or “denatures”, when exposed to high heat. Why do so many people use it in recipes that involve high heat (baking, for example)? Is there a certain temperature to which I shouldn’t expose the protein? ~Michael  Good question.  Let’s start with just a brief overview of protein chemistry (please don’t leave […]

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