Hi, I am Dr. Ankita Thakker and this article is about the benefits of whey proteins.
I am sure you must have heard of whey proteins but I would like to bring to your notice the extensive benefits of whey proteins. This article is compiled on the basis of extensive research on the topic.
Whey proteins are the richest source of proteins.
The qualities of this amazing protein were discovered long back at the time of Hippocrates and at that era two very famous sayings were documented in the Italian city of Florence, “If you want live a healthy and active life, drink whey” and, “If everyone were raised on whey, doctors would be bankrupt.”
The origin is very interesting as it is not directly available from natural food. You can find it in form of protein powders, protein bars and energy drinks.
It is extracted when milk is being turned into cheese. This is a by product of cheese manufacturing. Isn’t it great that a by product can be so very useful!
Highest Biological Value: The Biological Value of a protein is a value that measures how well the body can absorb and utilize a protein. The statistics quote that the Biological value of this richest source of protein is very high.
The major sources of protein which comes to our mind are eggs, beef but their biological value is 100 and 75 respectively whereas that of whey protein is as high as 170.
Absolutely neutral in taste you can add this to anything and everything.
Let’s move on to see the benefits of whey protein:
1.Body Building: with its special affinity for muscle growth it is used since ages by body builders and athletes. Physical fitness trainers use whey protein extensively in their routines. It also increases the endurances of athletes so that they can perform well. So next time you feel you need some extra muscle growth use this protein in your regular diets.
2.Whey protein which available in the isolated form is fat free, carbohydrate free and lactose free.
3.It is easy to digest.
4.It is suitable for all age groups.
5.Fat burner: Whey protein is used to burn body fat as well. So say good bye to all those extra fat molecules in your body by incorporating this healthy protein in your diet.
6.It promotes weight loss by giving your stomach a sensation of fullness. You would not be much hungry after eating this.
7.A complete nutrition aid to boost up your energy.
8.Whey and Women: Trust me guys this is a blessing for all those female who have got that little bulky fat tissue in their tummy. Whey protein being easy to digest acts as a supplement to exercise and burns fat naturally by burning calories. The hormones mandated for bulky muscle lacks in females so whey protein in females helps in toning the muscles instead thus giving your belly a toned appearance.
9.Immunity enhancer: Whey protein enhances your immunity and boosts up your immune system because it is rich in Lactoferrin. Besides this it also enhances the immune system by increasing the Glutathione levels.
10.Cancer patients: Cancer patients under chemo and radiotherapy have nutritional defects on account of nausea and lack of appetite ultimately leading to weight loss and malnutrition. Whey protein definitely is the best choice for cancer patients as it is easy digestible and absorbable in the body.
11.Cancer immunity: Cancer patients have remarkable loss in their immunity. By including whey protein in their diet they can have increased levels of glutathione which in turn will boost up their immunity and thus they will be less prone to infections.
12.Many studies are coming up with whey protein used in inhibiting the growth of tumours in the body.
13.Useful in Diabetes: Whey protein is the highest biological value protein and can be used by diabetics who need to take care of their food intake thoroughly.
14.It helps in maintaining the blood sugar levels and definitely helps in weight management which are the essential concerns for people suffering from type 2 diabetes.
15.Infant formulas: Whey proteins have many of the ingredients which are found in human milk and hence it is used profusely in infant milk formulas including formulas used for premature babies as well.
16.It is also known to reduce crying in colicky infants as it is easy to digest and absorb.
17.Expecting mothers who need a good protein diet can definitely use this form of protein.
18.It contains all the essential amino acids in an ideal combination to improve body composition.
19.Often referred as the “fast’ protein because of its ability to quickly provide nourishment to the muscles.
20.Ageing: Good nutrition coupled with high quality of whey protein can help maintain strong muscles when ageing. Obviously this should be combined with exercises and resistance developing techniques. During ageing the muscles tend to lax which can be prevented by adopting a good regime rich in whey and following a strict exercise schedule.
21.Bone Loss: Whey proteins help in preventing bone loss especially in the geriatric age group. Studies say that elderly people with a good nutritious diet have their bones and muscles comparatively strong if they include why in their diets.
22.Wound Healing: Proteins and amino acids are the roots to grow a new tissue during the healing process. The healing gets really faster if there is adequate amount of protein into the diet and obviously the choice of protein is whey again for the same.
23.Whey proteins are also the choice of proteins which are recommended by physicians following the surgery or burn therapy.
24.Whey proteins can be used in stress as they serve by increasing the serotonin levels.
25.Whey protein is proven to be anti-atherogenic because it prevents the conversion of LDL to oxidized LDL which is thought to be a trigger for atherosclerosis. Whey protein inhibits the formation of oxidized LDL and thus helps in preventing atherosclerosis.
So there it goes the above listed benefits are more than enough for us to grab a packet of whey proteins and use in our regular diets.
So hereby I take your leave to get on to some nutritive shopping for me.
See you soon with something rediscovered. Bye for now…
Author Brief bio: Dr. Ankita Thakker is a practicing Homeopathic Consultant and is specializing in the field of psychology. She is also a Child Health Specialist, Reiki Healer, Acupressure Therapist, Clinical Research Scientist, Medical Coder and is currently working into the field of psychology.