Friday, 4 April 2014
Dieting Tips: The benefits of whey protein/Is whey protein good for you?
So first off, I'm going to go over the benefits/Advantages of whey protein. Based on research I've collected over the internet, as well as from personal experience. Secondly I'll be going over the disadvantages. I'll also be posting some of the articles I found most helpful while doing my research.
A useful tool that I've found pretty effective is the Macronutrient calculator on bodybuilding.com as well, this will tell you based on your BMI how much protein, carbohydrates, and fats you need throughout the day. (They can be altered based on what you want to do, whether it be losing fat, gaining muscle, etc.) Information about this can be found on my earlier blog post Dieting Facts and Tips. The bodybuilding.com macronutrient Calculator can be found by clicking here.
Advantages and benefits of Whey Protein:
-Protein is an essential part to muscle growth and without it, your muscles wouldn't grow. Whey protein has a high amount of protein at a relatively cheap cost, per serving (Per scoop) a protein shake usually costs lower than 1$.
-It's quick and easy: As a college student I don't really have a lot of time to be cooking proper meals all the time, A protein shake can help me get in the proper amount of nutrition I need throughout the day. I can make one anywhere and it still fills me up. (They don't replace carbs or fat)
-It's good for your immune system: It actually promotes your immune system by increasing the amount of antibodies.
-Various help against disease: A few of these I personally didn't know but protein can reduce the risk of cancer (mostly to the liver and pancreas), it helps with the treatment of hepatitis, and helps reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
I'm a pretty big fan of using whey protein myself, and from my experience it does create results.When I first started using it I gained a significant amount weight in a fairly short period of time (about 10lbs in the first month or two) a long with a good workout routine. The good thing about it is the weight stays if you stop taking it. I've recently stopped taking it for a bit and I haven't lost any weight because of it.
If you do have any questions or concerns feel free to leave a comment and I'll get back to you as soon as I can, if you have any interest in buying whey protein I'm personally a fan of the Optimum gold standard whey on bodybuilding.com, if you wanna check it out feel free by Clicking here.