Whey Protein Powder
Despite it’s reputation, whey protein powder isn’t just the fuel of big-bodied athletes and bodybuilders. This supplement can be used by everyone in a variety of ways, from your traditional protein shake to favorite dishes and even baked goods.
Whey protein is one of the two proteins found in milk, with the other being casein. When a coagulant (usually renin) is added to milk, the curds (casein) and whey separate. Whey protein is the water-soluble part of milk.
To make whey protein powder, the whey protein liquid is put into a dryer that has hot as well as cold air to dry out the water and separate the solids from the liquid. The resultant powder might have around 90% of Whey ratio.
- All forms of the supplement can help you to reach your daily protein goals.
- Whey protein is one of the highest quality protein of all protein containing foods. In addition, the speed of absorption of whey is very quick, being useful to trigger muscle building while in a fasted state.
- Whey also delivers a large amount of the amino acid L-cysteine, which can alleviate deficiencies that occur during aging and diabetes, as well as other conditions
- Research shows that supplementation may help to fight cancer, reduce stress, and even quell hunger.
Best Ways to Use
- Make a nutrient rich smoothie for a quick breakfast or snack with some protein, greens, and some fruit.
- Add to baked goods in place of flour to boost protein and lower carbohydrates.
- Make protein packed pancakes or waffles for a healthy start to the day.
- Carry a scoop and shaker with you as an emergency snack instead of reaching for other foods.
- Mix it with a small amount of water to make a “pudding”.