A lot like weightlifting, whey protein sometimes gets a bad wrap from women who don’t want to pack on muscle from the extra protein. If only it were that easy! Whey protein actually can help women with weight loss, toning, and muscle development on a much more internal level, not just bulging biceps.
What is whey?
First on the list, lets talk about what whey protein is. Ever hear of Little Miss Muffet’s curds and whey? Same thing!Whey comes from cow’s milk, a by-product from making cheese and is high quality, natural protein that is rich with amino acids essential for good health and muscle building. Compared to other forms of protein like meat and nuts, whey has the highest absorption (digestion) rate as well, making it a killer addition to the fit and healthy lifestyle.
How can it help you?
Whey protein, and the amino acids it contains, are perfect for rejuvenating and rebuilding muscles after training or exercise. When we exercise, tiny tears in our muscles occur, that’s the soreness you get after the gym. Ammoniac’s and good proteins rebuild those tears making the muscle stronger and healthier. Whey protein is one of the fastest way to get those aminos to your muscles to start repairing them. Now this is not strictly for people hitting the gym, but runners, soccer players, and swimming alike. Exercise depletes our muscles of energy and healthy proteins like whey can help them recover faster.
What’s great about whey protein is that there are so many flavors, brands, and overall options to make sure it’s the right fit for you. Some have creatine, some have no GMOs, all are gluten free, and at this point there are so many flavors it’s like Willy Wonka took over the whey industry. Having a protein shake, whey with yogurt, or even mixed in with pancake batter is a great way to get in the essential proteins our body needs without stuffing down as many chicken breasts as you can find. Having whey protein in your diet can also help you out in a pinch when you’re not able taco a full meal. Having a shake and some nuts and fruit is a great on-the-go choice for staying on track with your nutrition.
Now that’s the whey to go!