7 Reasons to Use Whey Protein in Your Next Shake ...

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As someone with an interest in all things related to health, nutrition and exercise, I thought I would share some of the many reasons to use whey protein in your next shake, smoothie or any other meal for that matter.

For those of you who don't know about whey, here's a little explanation.

Milk is made up of casein and whey, which are two types of protein.

As a by-product of cheese making, whey protein can be separated from the casein in milk or formed.

It contains all 9 essential amino acids, is low in lactose and is considered a complete protein.

You can buy whey protein as a powder, which you can then mix with milk, water or yoghurt, or it can be found in protein bars.

I prefer the unflavored variety and whilst whey is traditionally associated with those who are looking to turn themselves into Mr Universe, it's not just for body builders.

Here are some of the reasons to use whey protein in your diet.

1. Blood Sugar Control

If you're looking for an ingredient to regulate your blood sugar, then whey protein is one such ingredient.

It has a very low glycemic load and glycemic index, which means that it sustains blood sugar levels.2

This means it could reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.

That's definitely one of the many great reasons to use whey protein in that breakfast smoothie or shake!

2. Terrific Teeth

Now, we all know that having terrific teeth is dependent on a number of factors, oral hygiene being the most dominant.

However, if you're worried about tooth decay, whey contains a compound called, wait for it, glycomacropeptide.2

Yeah, my spell check didn't recognize this one either.

This compound is reported to inhibit the growth of plaque's bacteria, which is the cause of tooth decay.

Whey to go!

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