What are the benefits of whey protein for women? By Bruce Brightman - Founder - LifeSource Vitamins
Whey protein as part of a
balanced diet helps in preventing bone loss. It has also been found in studies
that the high quality proteins found in whey are ideal to initiate the growth
of new skin after surgery or burn therapy.
Whey protein powder is ideal
for people who are lactose intolerant. Lactase and Aminogen digestive enzymes
found in whey protein powder enhance its absorption capacity.
- Alpha-lactalbumin, found in whey
protein, helps in raising brain serotonin levels and may assist in
reducting stress levels.
- Whey protein increases the body levels
of glutathione - a powerful anti-oxidant that is essential for maintaining
a healthy immune system.
- Whey protein powder that has little or
no fat or carbohydrates.
What are the effects on a women's body?
Expectant mothers may
benefit from whey protein supplements but there is little scientific research
to back this idea up. Infant formulas often use whey protein because whey
contains the same components found in human breast milk. There are no studies
to show that whey assists in mothers producing their own breast milk.
Some studies have shown that
whey protein can increase blood levels of glutathione. Glutathione is an
antioxidant which is essential to a healthy immune system
What will happen if I stop
using whey protein?
Nothing at all. There is no
rebound effect with whey protein. Whey protein is not addictive so there is
nothing to worry about when stopping, but there is no real benefit to stop
using whey protein. Whey protein is a healthy, protein based product.
Why don't other women use
whey protein shakes?
Many women are starting to
experiment with protein shakes. We are bombarded with marketing hype about
diets and bodyfat. It can be really hard to sort out the rubbish from the
truth. Many of the meal replacement drinks marketed towards women are full of
sugar and do not help you to lose any fat at all.
Most whey protein is
marketed towards male weightlifters. The marketing and advertising is male
orientated and usually does not interest women so they miss out on a lot of
information about the benefits of whey protein.
When is the right time to
have whey protein?
If you are doing a diet you
can take whey protein in replace of one of your meals. It is still important to
eat whole foods so only replace one or two of your meals at the most.
Who can have whey protein
Anyone that is healthy. If
you have any health issues you should consult a medical expert first.
How often should you consume
There is no real limit on
how often you can consume whey protein. As a meal replacement I recommend that
you only replace one meal a day with a whey protein shake.
How long will whey protein
powder keep for?
Whey protein powder should
have a shelf life of about 12 months.
How do you prepare a whey
Just add one scoop (19 to 25
grams of protein) of powder to water, milk, juice or whatever else you want to
Will whey protein give me
No. Weightlifting will give
you muscles, although, a female will not grow big muscles like a male.
Will I get fat drinking whey
Fat is gained by consuming more calories
than what you burn off. Whey protein will not make you fat unless you consume
huge amounts and sit around doing nothing all day.
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