REASONS WHY WHEY PROTEIN POWDER IS EXCELLENT FOR EVERYBODY

Reasons Why Whey Protein Powder Is Excellent for Everybody

There seems to be a lot of discussion about whether whey protein powder is good or bad. I’ve been using it as one of my primary sources of protein, since I started working out in the gym while I was still in school 30 years ago.

Protein shakes have come a long way in the last 30 years. In this article, I’ll provide a number of reasons why I believe protein powder isn’t just good for bodybuilders but it’s also for people from all walks of life. It works for those who want to gain weight, lose weight or remain at a constant body weight.

WHY IT’S TIME TO TAKE WHEY PROTEIN POWDER AS PART OF YOUR DAILY DIET

WHEY PROTEIN POWDER

The type of protein powder I’m referring to is whey protein powder. Whey is actually a byproduct of cheese manufacturing. Whey is arguably the best quality and most easily absorbed source of protein you can put in your body. No other form of protein, including meat, fish, chicken, vegetables or any dairy foods, can compare in quality or supply amino acids to build and repair muscle tissue like whey protein can.

Egg whites, once thought to be the ultimate source of protein, although still very good, don’t have the superior amino acid profile of whey protein nor are they as easily digested as whey. For this very reason, this makes whey protein powder beneficial to people of all ages. It’s also the most suitable source of protein on the market today.

The tissue sparing benefits of whey protein are particularly favourable for athletes. It also helps those who are sick or injured, those on a calorie controlled diet as well as the elderly.

THE IDEAL FORM OF PROTEIN TO CONSUME AFTER YOUR WORKOUT

For bodybuilders or anyone who regularly exercises, the benefits of whey protein shakes are enormous. Whey, being high in branched chain amino acids, is the ideal form of protein to consume directly after a workout when your receptors for protein are screaming for nourishment.

It’s these amino acids that your body uses to repair your muscles, aid in decreasing muscle soreness in the days after training, assist in strengthening bones and help in boosting your immune system. Your body’s own antioxidant levels protecting cells from disease and degeneration are also enhanced with whey protein intake. It is very helpful in your overall health.

Whey is an important ingredient in helping strengthen both your ligaments and tendon. This is very important to those using heavy weights or engaging in high-intensity training. It also gives incredible benefit to the body as it ages.

LOW-CALORIE MEAL ALTERNATIVE

Another little-known fact of whey protein intake is that it suppresses the appetite by stimulating the release of the hormone cholecystokinin. This also aids in the digestion of protein. It makes it ideal as a high-quality essential protein source and a relatively low-calorie meal alternative for those on a calorie controlled diet.

So, those wishing to gain muscle, lose fat or just stay healthy can benefit from this excellent food supplement. Nowadays, whey protein is easy to find in almost all health food stores. It also comes in a variety of tasty flavours.

A whey protein shake is, in my opinion, the best value food supplement on the market today and of valuable assistance in maintaining a healthy body for people of all ages and especially for anyone who exercises regularly. Consuming one 30 gram serving per day is all most people will need.

High-intensity athletes and bodybuilders may take up to 3 servings a day, ideally in the morning, after working out and before bed to give the body some muscle repairing sustenance while you sleep.

ANTHONY HILL, FOUNDER

Anthony Hill

When you put together the sum total of my 30 years of bodybuilding training, the contests, the vast array of diets I have experimented (tortured) myself with as well as the experiences I have been through with various training partners in the gyms I have trained in all over the world, it’s been a great ride and I wouldn’t change it for anything. Over the years, I have been fortunate enough to be able to do lots of personal training for private clients alongside my day job. For a few years during my 30’s, I moved to Asia and worked as the Fitness Manager and head personal trainer at one of Thailand’s leading gyms in Bangkok. Learn More

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