Lose Weight Fast, and Be Happy with Whey Protein

by Maria on January 15, 2014

Exciting new research indicates that the milk-derived compound, known as whey, may be a valuable weight-loss aid.

Whey’s already well-established benefits include:

  • Boosting the levels of glutathione (major antioxidant, present in cells, and responsible for detoxification, and elimination of environmental toxins);
  • Facilitating immune function, and aiding in the fight against cancer.

What Is Whey?

Derived from milk, whey protein is a mix of protein, amino acids, lactose and minerals, with trace amounts of fat. The liquid is then dehydrated to form a whey protein powder that is commonly used to build muscle. Whey protein is very easy to digest and quickly releases the proteins and amino acids to help repair and build muscle tissue.

How Does Whey Protein Work for Weight Loss?

Whey can help decrease hunger and affect hormones that contribute to weight loss by several mechanisms, namely:

1. Reducing Appetite and Food Intake, and Improving Mood by:

  • Increasing the hormone serotonin levels, which is known to improve mood and to control appetite; for example, in research studies, people who consumed whey protein prior to eating, actually ate far fewer calories.
  • Decreasing levels of the weight gain-contributing stress hormone cortisol.

2. Increasing Insulin Sensitivity

As the sensitivity to insulin increases, blood sugar is controlled better and the storage of fat in the body diminishes.

Research suggests that whey protein is more effective than red meat in increasing insulin sensitivity and reducing body-weight gain.

3. Helping with Building Lean Muscle, and Burning Fat

Whey protein builds strong, lean muscles, and burns fat when combined with a sensible exercise program. In fact, studies have shown that consuming whey protein prior to exercise causes the body to burn fat, rather than glucose, during exercise.

4. Detoxifying your Body by Boosting the Levels of Glutathione

Finally, whey proteins are typically sold as powders under various brand names, and can be taken in many different ways. However, current research indicates that ISO and Optimum brand whey protein powders are two of the top-rated brands.

Bottom Line: Including this multifaceted nutrient in your  healthy weight loss plan may help to improve whole-body wellness by supporting healthy weight, mood, and biochemistry!

My advice? Go for it! Thank me later. 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

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