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Even packed or dried milk, milk pack or nido from nestle aren’t as much as nutritional as one would expect and are very expensive too. Bananas which are good natural source of magnesium, are 200rs per dozen these days and so on with other foods…
I can understand your concern. I had similar concerns. But nestle milk is pretty good. Despite what you may believe, the milk pack companies maybe off a bit here and there but on average basis, they’re fair enough. Also, they do not lie big time on food labels either. Dairy omang is a chea milk pack product and they make it clear that it’s cheap for a reason - it has only 4gm of protein per glass vs 8gm of normal whole milk. I have used both supplements and normal food - no difference whatsoever except that supplements mess up your stomach and digestion.
You also need to understand that the supplements quality isn’t top-notch either. Cheap labor, less strict hygiene and qa etc . You need to watch “Bigger Stronger Faster (2008)” to get an idea of it. The regulatory authorities are pretty inactive there too.
If you still have doubts about it, you can always go for meat. K&N products are pretty good and their ready-to-cook products are easy to make and easy on stomach too. Remember that meat is easier to digest than whey or any dairy product. And then there are eggs too.
Now the most important part: Despite what you may read, studies talk against what supplement industry keeps preaching. You need about 1-1.4gm of protein / kg to provide more than sufficient protein for protein synthesis. i.e. if you eat three meals / day and each has 20gm of protein, that’s 80gm and very likely to be sufficient .
What really matters?
Healthy calories from whole food. You need enough calories to grow. NOT a lot of protein. Now there’s some crap in the market like mega-mass but it’s all filled with unhealthy calories a la simple soda. But would you rather be skinny and healthy than bigger and unhealthy? You might not even reach the latter because of the supplements constantly messing up your system.
No matter what, processed food with shitload of magic won’t be ever superior than the whole food - even the pakistani whole food - not in this decade at least.
When to supplements?
When you’re dieting and need to know exact calories or when the local milk has too much in milk fat calories and skim milk isn’t available for example. OR when you do not have any time to prepare any protein-based meals like chicken, eggs etc. and your family prepares all low-protein stuff. In either of these cases, I recommend supplementing ON Whey Protein. It digests best and never messes up the stomach unless taken in huge amount.
Again, remember, it won’t make you grow by itself. It has like 110 calories per scoop which is less than a fried egg or half a roti. You MUST eat more and exercise to grow - simple as that.