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Whey Protein Supports Weight Loss

whey proteinWhey is a milk protein that is a popular ingredient in fitness drink mixes. If you use whey protein in concert with a healthy diet and fitness regimen, you will have a better chance of developing lean muscles and lose weight. That’s because whey supports fat burning and gaining lean muscle mass when consumed before exercise.

Where Whey Comes From

Whey protein is a by-product of the process of turning cow’s milk into cheese. There are two types of milk proteins: casein and whey protein. Within the whey category, there are three major forms that are used for weight loss and fitness purposes: whey protein concentrate, whey protein isolate, and whey protein hydrolysate.

Whey’s Fitness Benefits

Whey protein is a plentiful source of branched chain amino acids (leucine, isoleucine and valine). When you are exercising, your body requires higher quantities of branched chain amino acids, otherwise you are more susceptible to fatigue. Whey also contains bioactive ingredients, such as immunoglobulins and lactoferrin, that support proper immune system function.

Studies have found that people who combine a diet with whey protein and exercise have more lean muscle tissue and lose more body fat. This is achieved through various actions. For one, whey protein has been shown to have an effective satiety effect on people. This helps reduce daily calories, and therefore encourages weight loss.

Whey and Healthy Blood Sugar Levels

Whey also appears to be ideal for promoting healthy blood sugar levels through improved insulin sensitivity, which is associated with the reduction of stored fat.

October 27th, 2009

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Sweet Diets

Thank you for sharing good post with full of benefits of proteins. But you should more clear the research with comparision.

posted Oct 29th, 2009 6:52 am


I don't know about all the scientific studies done on whey protein. All I know is that it is very useful for athletes and bodybuilders to help build muscle mass. Plus, there also seems to be a number of other benefits to it, as well. I have added whey protein to my diet to help myself build more muscle mass and burn more calories. I get a great product from a site

posted Oct 28th, 2009 3:31 pm

lize from

This is a very helpful article as a lot of people rely on diet/training supplements that harm their bodies when they can use a very heathy natural alternative

posted Oct 28th, 2009 6:15 am


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