Why Whey Whey has become as popular in the fitness and bodybuilding industry as dumbbells. It is a high quality-complete protein with adequate amounts of all the essential amino acids. There are various types on the market with countless flavors.

Whey digests faster than whole foods following a workout and will provide your body rapid recovery. Some whey proteins have just the right ratios of protein, carbohydrates, and fats; and it can be far superior to eating whole foods. Studies indicate that Whey may boost weight-loss efforts.  According to a study done in Paris, consuming whey before exercise supported fat burning and helped those who exercise to gain or maintain lean body mass.

Evidence suggests that consuming whey before meals may help limit subsequent hunger and food intake, and that ingesting whey before exercise may enhance the fat-burning effects of the workout. Since the effects of whey appear to last approximately two to three hours, some nutritional experts suggest staggering whey intake throughout the day. A healthy breakfast could include one or two scoops of whey in a bowl of oatmeal, while a mid-afternoon snack might be a whey-based shake.

Supplements such as Whey can make a big difference when used properly. Beware of marketing, and consider the source in which you buy your Whey. Don’t believe what you read in the big print. Read the labels. Most material on food packages and supplements (yes even supplements) is either wrong or grossly misleading. The food industry now markets foods that are ‘healthy alternatives”. These foods may be marginally better but are largely over advertised and produced in low quality. One should think of these healthy alternatives as not as bad as the others, but not necessary good for your health!

For a Whey supplement, buy quality, very high protein content products with no added sugars or carbohydrates.

Whey goes Way Back: According to an expression from Florence, Italy, circa 1650, “If you want to live a healthy and active life, drink whey and dine early.”