Why should you consider buying a protein powder?
Protein powders have several advantages:
- Low in carbs and fat
- Cheap (protein for protein)
- Easy to carry,
- Fast to prepare
- Easy to drink even when you’re too full to eat
- Easy to digest and absorb
- Beneficial for older people (who often have low appetite and problems to chew)
Because, protein is more filling than carbs or fat; and many people following a higher protein diet for muscle gain or weigh loss have a hard time meeting their daily protein needs because they get full too quickly. This is where making a quick and easy shake may be more convenient than grilling, baking or chewing a piece of chicken or steak.
How about protein for aging muscle? Did you know that by the age of 40 you begin losing 8% of your muscle per decade and by the age of 70 you lose 15% of your muscle mass per decade. You need more protein per meal in order to get a similar muscle protein response as when you were younger. Essentially, you should aim for at least 25 grams of protein per meal. One serving of whey protein will provide you with 25 grams of protein. Mix one scoop with water, milk or juice with a serving of berries, and a handful of nuts for a complete serving of protein, vitamins and minerals.
Whey protein is rapidly digested and absorbed, and so is an ideal companion to resistance training, since rapid increases in serum essential amino acids leading to greater muscle protein synthesis.
What is whey?
What are the benefits of whey protein?
Whey proteins contain small chains of amino acids known as peptides, which are small chains of amino acids that aren’t completely broken down by your digestive enzymes. Some of these peptides have what’s known as bioactive peptides, which have potential health benefits. Whey protein is a rich source of bioactive peptides that benefit the cardiovascular and immune systems.
What is whey protein isolate?
Whey protein isolate is an “isolated” source of whey protein with less fat and carbs in comparison to whey protein concentrate. Whey protein isolate may be more fitting for those with lactose intolerance, since it contains the least amount of the milk sugar lactose. Whey protein isolates are 90% protein
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease(s).