Benefits of Whey Protein
Whey protein powder is a dehydrated form of protein that can be mixed with water or other liquids to make shakes, smoothies, or other foods such as protein pancakes.
Protein powder is intended to act as a convenient, portable, and protein-rich food source. Specifically, whey protein is derived from cow’s milk and, as with all animal sources of protein, has a complete amino acid profile.
Why supplement whey protein powder into my diet?
Whey protein powder is a convenient and portable option to supplement into your diet when you don’t have time for a meal consisting of whole foods (as most of us can’t always sit down to have a meal with our busy, on-the-go lifestyles).
In general, protein is essential to build and maintain muscle, regulate blood glucose levels, aid in weight maintenance, and stabilize blood pressure.
Whey protein powder is a convenient way to make sure you’re getting enough protein each day to meet nutritional needs.
How can I use whey protein powder in my diet?
Supplementing Whey Protein Powder along with healthy carbs and fats is a convenient and portable option when you are crunched for time or aren’t able to transport a meal.
Whey Protein provides nutrients that will keep you satiated as a snack until your next meal time and can be used pre/post workout or before bed if you get hungry in the evening.
Whey protein powder can be used in:
Smoothies, shakes, and baking, in pancakes AND in your porridge/baked oats!
I’m not a bodybuilder or athlete…should I still use whey protein powder in my diet?
Historically, many athletes and bodybuilders use protein powder to help grow and maintain muscle pre/post workout and in between meals.
You don’t have to be a bodybuilder to take advantage of the benefits of whey, though!
Whey protein powder is a great supplement for anyone, including pregnant women and children, with the exception of individuals that are lactose intolerant.