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Why Whey Protein Powder

Updated on September 18, 2014

Whey Protein Powder

Almost every day for lunch, I have a whey protein shake.

I add two scoops of whey protein powder into the blender, add rice milk, yogurt and a banana or strawberries and blueberries and blend them all up together.

This makes a wonderful healthy drink full of goodness and is all I need as the whey isolate protein gives me enough energy and keeps me full until my next meal.

A great healthy, energy enriched drink.

The Facts About Whey Isolates

Whey protein power is made from the rich contents of filter milk, making a rich concentrate or isolate whey powder.

These isolates contain fat-free protein which is also almost lactose, carbohydrate and cholesterol free.

This high source of protein helps to repair muscle and cell growth in our bodies and is nutrient dense which provides increased energy levels.

It also improves digestion as it is high in fibre, regulates natural body weight and when taken often exercise aids in recovery.

So as you can see if taken every day in a smoothie or added to healthy cakes and biscuits when baking, you will reap the benefits of whey protein power.

It is especially handy to have in the house during times if ill-health for a light easy nourishing meal.

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Banana and Almond Smoothie

Here is a quick and easy recipe for a healthy smoothie using whey protein.

1 banana chopped

1/2 cup of almonds chopped

2 cups almond and coconut milk

2 heaped scoops of whey powder

cup of ice.

Add all ingredients to blender until smooth and there are no chunks in banana or almonds.

Serve in long glass with ice.

Banana and Almond Smoothie
Banana and Almond Smoothie

Whey Protein and Amino Acids.

Whey protein power is not just for athletes and body builders.

It is an important addition to ones diet to remain healthy especially if living with an illness.

Whey is an abundant source of branched - chain, amino acids which fuel working muscles and stimulate protein synthesis.

Amino acids help reduce the risks of heart disease and cancer.

The amino acid, cysteine is used to make Glutathoine which ia an antioxidant that defends the body from free radicals and toxins, used as a preventative to cancer.

Essential Amino Acids in Whey Powder.
Essential Amino Acids in Whey Powder.

Your Daily Diet With Whey

By introducing whey protein into your diet and using whey protein at lunch time or as a snack when hungry, you will be increasing your amino acids and nutrients into your daily eating plan and reaping the benefits.

Add whey protein, not only by way of a smoothies with fruits but by adding it to your cereal, cakes and biscuits that you eat, lowering the intake of refined sugar and high levels of cholesterol, giving you fibre and those all important amino acids to help fight heart disease and cancer.

A wonderful beneficial powder that is both delicious and nutritious.

Bags of Whey
Bags of Whey

© 2011 Julia M S Pearce

Have you tried to introduce whey protein powder into your diet? A great source of protein, giving you lots of energy.

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      Julia M S Pearce 3 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      Thanks Easy Exercise. I drink it every day and do reap the benefits of it. Just got to chase down the right one with not to much sugar in it.

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      Kelly A Burnett 3 years ago from United States

      I purchased several supplements from ProCaps and then later I added in the why protein powder and it really has helped my health and I do feel my workouts are more efficient. I didn't know about the cancer prevention properties. I learned allot - very well done! Thank you!

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      Julia M S Pearce 3 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      Thanks Oh Me, it is delicious. Good to hear from you.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 3 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I have never used Whey Protein Powder so am glad to learn more about it. Your Strawberry Smoothie sure looks delicious.

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      oztoo lm 5 years ago

      Thanks for the information about Whey Protein Powder. Sounds like something I should really consider using.

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      sinclair89 lm 6 years ago

      I really like the layout of this page. I have used various whey protein powders over the years, but recently I have been pretty excited about some that help you put on weight for some serious muscle gain. Of course this is geared towards the more "hard core" weight lifter, but I recently did an Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass review that your readers may find helpful. Thanks!

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Wonderful lens on whey protein powder. You can add this to my plexo on RocketMoms Healthy Living Group for Session 3 and Beyond