Whey Protein and Health Benefits

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Whey protein supplements is readily available in a powder supplement, and has numerous health benefits, on top of improving blood flow like we saw in our last post.

They include:

  • Helping to maintain blood sugar levels after a meal, because it allows your pancreas to produce insulin more effectively.
  • Promoting healthy insulin production.
  • Improves overall wellness by assisting in the optimal intake of fats, proteins, carbohydrates, minerals, and vitamins.
  • Boosts immune function because of its immunoglobulins.
  • Preservation of lean body tissue (specifically during exercise) because it transports bio-available amino acids and cysteine

Another recent study found supplementation with a whey derived peptide (NOP-47) healthy individuals saw positive impacts on vascular function. Arm blood flow improved by 2.7%/minute, compared to no change in the placebo group.

Not only that, but whey has been seen to prevent allergies from developing in at risk infants, and benefit colicky babies.

No matter your Age, adding in quality whey protein to your diet can add tremendous health benefits.

Variations in Quality of Whey Protein

If you do decided to add whey protein into your diet, a wise choice for the reasons noted in previous posts, you need to be cautious on the brand you choose, as there are often extreme variations of quality.

The majority of whey proteins products contain whey derived from pasteurized dairy sources. If you have the ability, and the budget, look for a whey protein made from raw, grass fed milk, so you can get even more immune enhancing benefits, compared to the commercial pasteurized products.

Again, it is important to remind you that supplementing with whey or any other products is to complement and enhance your diet, not as complete meal replacement.

If you travel a lot, or are constantly on the go, whey supplementation is very beneficial, and is much better nutritional choice over so called “protein bars” or other processed convenience snack food.

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Source by Joshua P. Taylor

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