Whey To Eat Healthy

   By drodriguez  Jan 22, 2010

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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yumi13 by yumi13 | SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Feb 23, 2010

I have been taking Whey Protein after working out. It replaces a meal and hunger!

mcgeegirl by mcgeegirl | Hollsopple, PA
Feb 04, 2010

Yes, I would like more info. and would like to try this product. I also have been reading up on this and sounds almost to good to be true.

lizomatic by lizomatic | orlando, FL
Feb 03, 2010

IWOULDNT DO IT... i dont know why but i think i would probably gain weight... i rather not

knmoore by knmoore | New York, NY
Jan 31, 2010

After talking to a nutritionist some women benefit from soy protein more than whey protein. Whey protein makes me bloat more than soy. Also its great in black coffee... whichever way you prefer to drink it, just USE IT!!!!! Its been proven that if you consume at least 10g of protein in the morning it will increase your metabolism in the day by 65%!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jajackson1 by jajackson1 | Memphis, TN
Jan 29, 2010

I would definitely try it. I already buy Whey Protein powder and add it to my yogurt!! It's also great in smoothies. And I agree it helps keep me satisfied longer. Yogurt and whey is a good mid-morning snack...

helane by helane | honesdale, PA
Jan 28, 2010

I always have considered myself fit,,but in the past 2 years after two surgerys I have fallen by the wayside.I stopped working out and gained weight. I AM a personal trainer and again started training a friend.It was great to be workingout again.After about 1 month she quit.So I joined a weight loss contest at our local YMCA.. I have started eating right and exercising again and have lost 4 lbs...Lots of grilled food,, some protien shakes as meal replacements and vitamins ... I am feeling very good, have obtained more energy and feeling like I just want to keep going...The protien shakes are very tasty and are ment to be meal REPLACEMENT..not as for something in between cause it will cause weight gain. Alot of folks dont know this. As long as they are taken the right way and made with either water or fat free milk,, they will work well....Alot of people dont like the taste but like maggie elizabeth says,, to each their own,,,

maggie_elizabeth by maggie_elizabeth | Conway, AR
Jan 28, 2010

Yeah, I have kinda heard things like aves_2911 has, I thought protein shakes,powder, and whatever eles like that , if not taken right, could cause major unwanted weight gain. That why some people take the protein powder supplements to begin with and to add muscle. I have an older brother, who has always been really skinny his whole life , and I know that is what he has always done! So, to each is their own!!

aves_2911 by aves_2911 | Franklin, MA
Jan 27, 2010

I have always been afraid of trying protein powder. Just seems like you get more calories and sugar that you don't need and could just have some turkey slices without the sugar.

slkeene by slkeene | deerfield, IL
Jan 27, 2010

Always anxious to try new and better products. i am already a yogurt lover. Love to try and voice my opinion.

ldsjmoore by ldsjmoore | SAINT LOUIS, MO
Jan 27, 2010

Yes, i think i would purchase the yogurt for the protein. Its an easy way to get it in your diet and a good healthy snack!

gramma by gramma | portsmouth, VA
Jan 26, 2010

i have never liked whey protein but I want to lose weight so I will give it a try.

cybrown551 by cybrown551 | HOOKSETT, NH
Jan 25, 2010

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.

kaffetime by kaffetime | Blanchard, ID
Jan 25, 2010

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.

msfriendly by msfriendly | MONROE, WI
Jan 24, 2010

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.

mardel by mardel | SCHAUMBURG, IL
Jan 23, 2010

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!