Whey protein comes from the liquid that separates from milk during cheese production. It is a nutritionally packed complete protein that contains all the essential amino acids. Commonly found in fitness drinks and bars, the health benefits of whey make it a good food choice for people of all activity levels.
Whey protein has been found to be more effective than soy in promoting muscle growth. Athletes and seniors alike can benefit.
Whey is more effective than eggs, fish and other protein sources in regulating blood sugar. This makes it a great choice for healthy people and those with type 2 diabetes.
Chronic inflammation is both harmful and painful. High doses of whey protein reduces blood levels of c-reactive protein. This indicates that it reduces inflammation.
Glutathione which is produced by the body is one of the most powerful antioxidants. The amino acid cysteine must be present for its production. Whey protein has high levels of cysteine which makes it a powerful immune system booster.
-Whey protein can assist with weight loss. It is more effective than many other sources of protein at reducing hunger. This along with its ability to increase muscle mass and boost the metabolism make it a great choice for weight conscious people.
Keep in mind that there is a limit to how much protein the body can utilize at a time. Too much is not good. A moderate daily supplement is. If you have ever had kidney or liver problems check with your doctor before taking a protein supplement.
Catherine Mercer M.S. Exercise Physiologist
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