About Liz Pate

Hello everyone. I have been a part of the Oregon State University Community for over five years. Here I completed my bachelor's of science in dietetics and my dietetic internship. OSU has provided a fantastic learning environment that has only fueled by passions for nutrition on my road to becoming a registered dietitian.

Lately, it seems like everywhere you go you will see some sort of advertisement for a protein supplement in one form or another. Have you ever wondered if you need to supplement your protein intake?  You may have noticed that many of these supplements claim to help boost your performance, increase muscle mass, speed up your metabolism, or have some other catchy phrase declaring some benefit. But, how true are these claims? Do you need to take a protein supplement? How much protein should you be getting? Why do you even need protein? I will try to address these questions. Continue reading