Category Archives: Whey Protein

Don’t Forget, Amino Acids Cause Insulin Release Too

It is widely known that carbohydrates cause the release of insulin. It is perhaps less widely known that certain amino acids also cause a significant release of insulin from the pancreas. As with carbohydrates, amino acids require insulin to enter … Continue reading

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Whey, Casein and Soy: Which Is Best For Appetite Regulation?

High protein diets are known to cause weight loss compared to high carbohydrate and high fat diets. The mechanisms for this have been well explained, and relate to the ability of protein to cause skeletal muscle growth which increases the … Continue reading

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Protein Supplements for the Elderly

Muscle loss increases the risk of death in the elderly. The exact reason for this association is controversial, as it is not clear if the muscle loss is a cause of the higher risk of mortality or a symptom of … Continue reading

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Pea Protein Versus Whey Protein Supplements

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The Advantages of Whey Protein For The Non-Athlete

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The Advantages of Whey Protein for the Non-Athlete

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Whey Protein Lowers Blood Pressure

Supplemental whey protein has a number of beneficial effects. Whey can be used as a method to increase protein intake and therefore facilitates a greater intake of total dietary protein. This in turn can facilitate a positive nitrogen balance by … Continue reading

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More Differences Between Whey and Casein: Postprandial Triglycerides

Milk contains two protein fractions. These fractions are whey and casein. Consuming whole milk necessitates the consumption of both fractions because they are present as a mixture along with the other macronutrients. However, it is possible to separate these two … Continue reading

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The Gastrointestinal Effects of Whey

Evidence suggests that high protein diets are beneficial in weight loss. A number of studies have investigated the effects of high protein diets and found that they may decrease short term appetite, increase general satiety, and increase resting metabolic rate. … Continue reading

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Whey Protein: The Leucine Threshold

Powdered whey protein is a useful supplement. It provides a simple and cost effective solution to those wishing to increase protein intake. Whey protein holds a number of advantages over other proteins, and in particular, the proteins in whey have … Continue reading

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