High protein, low carbohydrate diets have been repeatedly shown to be the most effective for both muscle building and weight loss. Protein is essential for healthy muscle growth and maintenance.
Whey protein has become the gold standard of protein for many athletes and health conscious people because it assimilates very quickly and supplies muscles with the right food. Just scan the aisles at any health food store and you will find endless options of protein powders.
Whey protein is a popular and perfect fitness food because of its high quality protein especially high amounts of leucine, Leucine is an amino acid that can signal genes in your muscle to grow and build.
With all these benefits its hard to pass up these easy convenient powders. But there is something lurking in all those powders that could be causing more harm than good.
WHEY PROTEIN ISOLATES should be avoided at all costs!
Whey protein isolates are overly processed which makes them lose any and all alkalizing minerals, naturally occurring vitamins and fats. This type of protein is DEFICIENT and overly acidifying for the body.
If consumed in access (such as with bodybuilders or athletes) it can acidify your body and over time may lead to metabolic acidosis or total metabolic shut down and increased vulnerability to degenerative disease.
CHEAP PROTEIN POWDERS MADE WITH CHEAP WHEY PROTEIN ISOLATES ARE RATED BELOW PET FOODS BECAUSE OF THE INFERIOR QUALITY OF THE PROTEIN. Once fat has been removed from the whey protein isolate you lose the most important components such as CLA. All the glutamine and glutamylcysteine are also bound to the fat globule and therefore lost in the processing of whey protein isolates.
BOTTOM LINE: AVOID WHEY PROTEIN ISOLATES!
Here’s what to look for instead when purchasing a quality whey protein powder
- Made from organic, grass fed preferably RAW milk
- Cold pressed (since heat destroys whey’s fragile molecular structure)
- Minimally processed
- Sweetened naturally, not artificially, and without sugar
- Highly digestibly, look for medium chain fatty acid
Here are 2 good brands I use and recommend !
Be smart and feed your muscles the appropriate food for optimal maintenance and growth!
Be well! 🙂