The nutritional value of food has decreased. Fact. Supplements have become essential in order to get all your essential nutrients in.
But why does everyone swear by Whey? And do YOU need it?
First off, let me start by telling you exactly WHAT whey protein is…
Whey protein is considered a complete protein and contains all 9 essential amino acids. It helps improve muscle protein synthesis & promotes the growth of lean tissue mass. Whey is great for many reasons, but if you’re looking to add heaps of muscle in a short amount of time the simple addition of whey to your diet won’t cut it. Let me repeat that now in a different way… And this one is for the ladies: Whey protein will not make you put on weight! Lean muscle? Yes! Curves? Yes! We’re all about the curves!
Not only is whey the king of aiding in lean muscle production, but it also promotes fat loss! Whey protein has been shown to positively impact the hunger hormones in your tummy, control the appetite centre in your brain and also have a helpful impact on blood glucose levels.
To cut it short, whey protein is for anyone looking to build lean muscle mass over time, increase their performance, drop body fat, or just improve overall health & wellness. Seriously? Who wouldn’t want that? I’m double liking this over here!!
WHEN should I be taking whey protein?
So now that we have discovered that whey protein is beneficial to everyone, you now need to know the right time to take the stuff. The most absorbent your body is in any circumstance is after a workout, so naturally this is the best time to take your whey protein to help rebuild and replenish broken down muscle & lost nutrients. You should be consuming your whey no later than 30 minutes after your workout for best absorption. This is the window where your body literally acts like a sponge, absorbing everything you feed it, just like the way body builders will consume their carbs to help with muscle growth.
Another way to enjoy your whey shakes is to have them as a meal replacement, if you’ve run out of time to prepare meals or as a snack in between meals.
What is a GOOD whey protein?
Always check the label! Your whey should be high in protein (anything over 20g), low in sugar & fat (below 3g), and your carbohydrate content should depend on your goals. I always look for a low carb content (less than 6g) because I personally don’t need extra carb intake and I don’t necessarily want to put on extra size/muscle. If you are looking to add size then the carb content should be higher.
In this modern day life we all know how important it is to keep active & healthy, and that may be going for a light jog for some of you, or smashing out a crossfit session, or maybe even going through all your reps & sets in old-school body-building fashion. Whatever activities you do whey protein will benefit you in one way or another. It may just be your way of getting in that extra needed protein when you don’t have time for your oven gloves!
My recommendation: Cellucor Cor-Performance Whey Protein
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With hugs & healthy regards,