“Whey” is the way

                                     Protein is very important for us. Most of us know that protein is important to “build muscles” but, there is more to protein than just this one function. Protein serves as building block for hormones, neurotransmitters and antibodies. Protein is essential for metabolism ( Bowden,2007).

                                      Whey protein is a high quality protein which is also very convenient to get. Choosing whey protein powder is just another way of getting good quality protein in your body. Lets look at its benefits.

  • Whey protein is highly stimulating for the immune system:  Glutathione, the master antioxidant, helps destroy free radicals and is involved in the detoxification of carcinogens. Taking whey protein is the best way of obtaining this master antioxidant, glutathione. Glutathione is used up by our white blood cells and the liver to detoxify toxins in the body. Glutathione is not easily absorbed from the diet or supplements as glutathione in our cells needs to be made by our body. The best way to meet this is by providing the body with amino acids that glutathione is made up of and whey protein powder is found to be the richest source of the glutathione building blocks. Besides this, whey protein has many other proteins that have a positive affect on our immune system (Bowden,2007).
  • Whey protein is shown to be a great tool to control appetite: In one study the researchers consumed a liquid meal containing equal amount of either whey or casein. After 90 minutes, they were allowed to eat freely in a buffet and the result showed that the whey protein group consumed significantly fewer calories (Bowden,2007).

So, not only does whey provide high quality protein but it also helps in loosing weight, gaining muscle and powerful support for the immune system. Whey protein is shown to contain all the necessary amino acids in best possible balance (Bowden,2007).

Note: There is difference between whey protein isolate and whey protein concentrate. Whey protein isolate is the purest and concentrated form of whey protein available with 90 % or more of protein and very little fat and lactose.  Whey protein concentrate on the other hand, has anywhere between 29% and 89% of protein depending upon the product (Bowden,2007).

** The above information is for educational purposes only. There is absolutely no intension to diagnose, prevent, treat or cure any health problems or diseases. Consult your doctor for specific medical advice, diagnosis and treatment, advice on diet, herb and exercise.**

 Reference:

1.  Bowden, J, Ph.D., C.N.S, (2007). The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth, Beverly,M.A.: Fair Winds Press.

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Anonymous on February 20, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    Is there any way to ascertain protein powder qualitatively in home?

    Reply

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