When going to buy whey protein you need to first determine why you are purchasing whey protein. Is it primarily for diet, fitness, health benefits, or something else entirely? Are you primarily concerned with the flavor of the whey protein you are buying, or are sugar, fat and carb content of extreme importance to you. Determining the answer to each of these is a big first step in finding what product is going to fit you and your lifestyle the best.
As noted in a previous post, there are 3 types of whey protein: isolate, concentrate and hydrolysate. Isolate and hydrolysate are the most pure; that is containing the most protein by weight and the least fat, however they also cost the most and generally the worst
tasting, unless they contain sweetener and other addititves. Concentrate is the cheapest, however contains the highest amount of fat and carbohydrates. Many of the products offered on the market today are blends, a combination of isolate and concentrate generally, to Continue reading
The benefits of whey protein far extend beyond providing the basic building blocks for muscle growth. A well timed and coordinated approach using whey protein can also aid in fat loss. The human body can be considered an organic machine, it requires fuel to function. Thus to maintain a constant body weight, energy expenditure must be equivalent to energy intake. Shifts in either direction will cause a gain or loss in body mass. There are three macronutrients that humans derive energy from:
Many people are aware of the key whey protein benefits, but they don’t know how to work it into their diets. Luckily the wide variety of high-quality whey protein products on the market today has made doing so both easy and enjoyable. Here are some ways to include whey protein into your daily diet:
Shakes: Shakes are the easiest and most common way to take advantage of whey protein benefits. Whey protein powder comes in all sorts of flavours and can be mixed with water or milk to make great-tasting shakes. Anything else you can think of can be mixed into these shakes to make them even tastier. Some common additions include fruit and peanut butter.