So many people seem to be into counting their protein intake at the moment and so with two new protein products on the market, I thought my friend Jamie Pullen would be perfect to test them out as he loves going to the gym and eating healthily. (Although not on a weekend when we have the barbecue lit!).
Here is a little bit of background info on Dr Zak’s…
Dr Zak and Denise Chester have worked together to formulate our high protein foods range for you to enjoy. It has taken eighteen months of hard work and dedication to formulate what we believe are the best tasting products on the market. Dr Zak has dedicated his life to fitness and muscle-building. He studied Medicinal Chemistry, Bio Technology and Bio Chemistry at City University (London), then went on to obtain a Doctorate degree from the Royal Free Medical School. His record in this sector speaks for itself with a string of international bodybuilding awards that include:
4 times UKBFF Mr London and South East Champion
2 times NABBA Mr London Champion
4 times IFBB Mr Cyprus Grand Prix Heavyweight and Overall Champion
UKBFF British Masters Champion
2 times Jay Cutler Classic Las Vegas Heavyweight and Masters Champion
Dr Zak owns his own gym in North London where he both trains and educates his members in the art of bodybuilding and has been integral to the development of the Dr Zak’s range.
When it comes to fitness and nutrition, there are fewer better qualified than Denise Chester. Denise qualified from the school of Optimum Nutrition in London with a diploma and foundation degree in 2006. With a keen interest in sports nutrition, Denise proceeded to complete her YMCA gym instructors course and then went on to qualify as a personal trainer. Having worked on such shows as BBC 1’s City Hospital and numerous radio phone ins, her expertise in the field of sports and nutrition is keenly sought after and we are extremely proud of her involvement in our high protein products.
Here are Jamie’s thoughts on Dr Zak’s Protein Bread and Pasta.
Dr Zak’s Protein Bread
My first impression was that the packaging was good, with plenty of information. Although most body builders tend to avoid bread the large bold text on the product grabs people’s attention to look at the fact that they can now enjoy bread. The bread looks appetising like any other bread, tasting exactly the same with the added protein which is very good. I tried the bread toasted and for work sandwiches too, which I usually have but granary or wholemeal.
The only thing I would say is that there is 5.8g of fat per two slices which is a fair bit but this fat comes from the seeds and so it is a good fat. Checking wholemeal Hovis bread that is 0.7g fat and so there is quite a difference. If there was a range created for different goals… People dieting… Lean gainers then I would say more products would sell. To the mass gainer this product would/could appeal. Overall I think it is a good product that may appeal to some and is something I haven’t seen around.
Dr Zak’s Protein Pasta
Again good packaging with plenty of information, large text stating protein which should grab the attention of any gym fanatic or health conscious person. The pasta looks somewhat different to other pastas and also tastes different. Which to some maybe off-putting, a little like some protein shakes or flavours but people still have them because of the high protein.
Personally I like the pasta it offers a lot more than regular pasta and has pretty similar nutritional values. Although obviously Dr Zak’s has the added protein and lower carbs and the taste is pretty good. Overall it is a superb product with plenty of potential and I would definitely consider buying on a week to week basis.
So Jamie gives Dr Zak’s a thumbs up, would you give high protein goods a go? Check out www.dr-zaks.com for further information.
Jamie & Kathryn xx