WHAT IS WHEY PROTEIN ?
WHAT IS WHEY PROTEIN?
Whey protein is a mixture of proteins isolated from whey. Whey is the liquid part of milk that separates during cheese production.
Milk actually contains two main types of protein: casein (80%) and whey (20%).
Whey is found in the watery portion of milk. When cheese is produced, the fatty parts of the milk coagulate and the whey is separated from it as a by-product.
If you’ve ever opened a yogurt container to see liquid floating on top, this is whey. Cheesemakers used to discard it before they discovered its commercial value.
After being separated during cheese production, whey goes through a series of processing steps to become what people generally recognize as whey protein… a powder that is added to shakes, meal replacements, and protein bars.
Whey protein doesn’t taste very good on its own, which is why it is usually flavored. Chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry flavored powders are popular.
Taking whey protein is a convenient way to add 25-50 grams of protein on top of your daily intake. This can be important for bodybuilders and gym enthusiasts, as well as people who need to lose weight or are simply lacking protein in their diet.
Flavoured whey proteins are also pretty delicious and can be used to make healthy recipes (like smoothies) taste incredibly good.
Whey is used as a protein supplement. It is very useful for hitting targeted daily protein goals. Whey is absorbed faster than other forms of protein, which means it also increases muscle protein synthesis used to break a fasted state.
Whey also delivers a large amount of the amino acid L-cysteine, which can alleviate deficiencies that occur during aging and diabetes, as well as other conditions. whey has also been claimed to increase fat loss.
Whey does not harm the liver or kidneys.it has no side effects. It’s dietary food supplement.
TYPES OF WHEY PROTEIN: CONCENTRATE vs ISOLATE vs HYDROLYSATE-
There are several popular types of whey protein available.
The main difference between them is the way they have been processed.
1.CONCENTRATE: About 70-80% protein. Contains some lactose (milk sugar) and fat, and has the best flavor.
2.ISOLATE: 90% protein, or higher. Contains less lactose and fat, and is missing a lot of the beneficial nutrients found in whey protein concentrate.
3.HYDROLYSATE: Also known as hydrolyzed whey, this type has been pre-digested so that it gets absorbed faster. It causes a 28-43% greater spike in insulin levels than isolate.
Whey protein concentrate seems to be the overall best option… it is the cheapest and retains most of the beneficial nutrients found naturally in whey. Many people also prefer the taste, which is probably because of the small amounts of lactose and fat. If you have problems tolerating concentrate, or you’re trying to emphasize protein while keeping carbs and fat low, then whey protein isolate (or even hydrolysate) may be a better option.