Whey To Eat Healthy

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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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  • yumi13 By yumi13
    02.23.10  

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

  • mcgeegirl By mcgeegirl
    02.04.10  

    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
    02.03.10  

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

  • knmoore By knmoore
    01.31.10  

    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
    01.29.10  

    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
    01.28.10  

    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
    01.28.10  

    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
    01.27.10  

    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
    01.27.10  

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

  • ldsjmoore By ldsjmoore
    01.27.10  

    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!

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