whey protein

By Mintiloglaios | WorldOfSportScience | 17 Sep 2020

Today i'm writing about whey protein, a nutriend that is valuable for athletes' muscles and their health.

Generally the protein in cow's milk is 20% whey protein and 80% cazein. Whey is the watery part of milk that remains after the formation of curds. Whey protein consists of all these proteins that have been isolated from whey.

I'm sure you all have heard that whey protein conteins also the bcaa. BCAA (Branched Chain Amino Acids) are the 3 amino acids(Leucine, Valine and Isoleucine) which are the main components of muscle proteins and are considered essential for the maintenance of muscle tissue, muscle glycogen stores and the creation of muscle mass. These amino acids cannot be produced by the human body but they can be found in many foods rich with proteins.

Why you should take whey protein?

Your muscles are not going to grow after a tough training if the protein level you are feeding your body is not enough. This happens because your body during a training or even a daily activity, decomposes a large amount of proteins, larger than the amount of protein intake. There are foods that conteins big quantity of proteins, like chicken and beef but must be also consumed in big quantities if we want a protein surplus(intake-decomposition). Whey protein contains in a spoon as much protein as a whole chicken breast and can be a great ally if you want to speed up muscle growth and sculpting. 

In addition, when you consume it just after exercise, whey protein helps produce insulin, encouraging muscles to absorb glucose and replenish energy. There are also many studies that claim that when a person exercises with weights and consumes 2 g protein/kg of body weight per day maintains his muscle tissue and loses fat.

It is not necessary to use a protein supplement if we can get the same quality and quantity through food. Of course, its speed and ease of use "loosens" the hands of many busy athletes and trainees. Whey protein can be found in milk, yogurt and cheese (eg ricotta cheese).

So, keep your training levels high and the whey protein intake even higher and your muscles will be growing day by day!


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