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Whey To Eat Healthy

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When you think of ingesting whey protein, images of body builders pumping iron at the gym may come to mind.  But, as recent studies have shown, adding whey protein to your diet is beneficial to all of us for a number of reasons. 

One study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, shows that adding whey to a high in carbohydrate meal may help people with diabetes control their blood sugar levels.  Researchers found that diabetic people who drank a whey supplement mixed with water did not suffer dramatic spikes in blood sugar when eating meals that would normally cause this. 

It has also been reported that whey protein helps enhance weight loss and can even lower your LDL "bad"  levels of cholesterol.  So what is whey protein?  In short, whey is a byproduct of the cheese making process.  It is formed when curds separate from milk and can later be processed into a protein powder.  According to the Whey Protein Institute, whey protein is often referred to as the "Gold Standard" of protein as it is the most nutritious form of protein currently available. 

The Whey Protein Institute describes how whey protein can also aid in weight loss as it can provide a feeling of fullness longer than most foods.  As more studies come out showing the health benefits of whey protein it is being predicted that we will see the ingredient added to more foods available on the market.

The Today show recently featured the first all-natural brand of yogurt that adds high concentrations of whey protein to the product in a Tasty Trends In Yogurt report.  The Better Whey of Life yogurt contains 3 times more protein and 1/3 less sugar than most yogurts. 

What do you think of the recent studies showing the benefits of adding whey protein to your diet?

Do you think you would purchase a new product, like the Better Whey of Life yogurt, at the store because of the added whey protein ingredient?

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  • pjclayton57 By pjclayton57

    I am always up for trying new things and will stop purchasing it if I don't like the taste. As for what the studies show, something new comes out every day claiming this or that so it is very hard to keep up with all of that. I don't know what to believe or not believe anymore, so I base my purchases on taste and dietary nutrients more than on claims.

  • basilandcatnip By basilandcatnip

    I could always add more protein to my diet. I'd have to read up more on whey and the processing. I agree with pjclayton57.

  • Ambiguoussage By Ambiguoussage

    I went vegetarian for a few years and still maintain a mainly vegetarian diet. I would consume whey protein to ensure I did not lose too much muscle weight and because it took me a while to learn an appreciation for soy. I bought it in bulk from GNC and would always drink it for breakfast as it kept me full. I always buy chocolate and add some peanut butter to make a shake. It was delicious! It also kept me full until my snack time.

  • sassysami By sassysami

    good to know about whey protein. I will look more into that.

  • summitqwestcomp By summitqwestcomp

    I don't get enough protein right now, so this is something that I am willing to try!

  • idahospud By idahospud

    I used to work on the family hog farm.We would feed our hogs whey to add weight.I think I'll pass.

  • mardel By mardel

    I am always up to trying new things especially if their are good for me. I would like to read more reviews about this products performance before I go out and buy it! Not everything that is claimed as healthy and good for you ever really is!

  • msfriendly By msfriendly

    I heard that this is good for people that have cancer and are undergoing chemo. They said they don't have such severe side effects from the chemo. This information was on Good Morning America last year.

  • kaffetime By kaffetime

    I've been very interested in whey protein. I'm always looking for better ways to get more protein and products that include this type look promising.

  • cybrown551 By cybrown551

    Definitely, I would add the whey protein and to my diet because I have been researching the effects of carbohydrate such as simple sugar. And when you're eating too much simple sugar it increases the sugar and the increase in sugar causes the body to store fat. Protein on the other hand has a different affect. Protein does not absorb the way that of carbohydrates do. Absolutely, I will be buying foods with whey protein in it to prevent weight gain that is caused by spike in sugar.

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