Milk Whey Benefits

September 17, 2013 ena Food and Health BenefitsHome

Milk whey contains a lot of nutritional ingredients. By continuously consuming milk whey you can keep your immune system active and strong.

Milk whey is a by-product of cheese. It is the liquid which remains after milk coagulation. It has a high protein and low fats content. One liter of milk whey has 360 calories, which is half than the calories contained in one liter of milk.

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Milk whey is full with nutritions

It is rich in natural proteins like: B-laktoglobin, A-lactalbumin, immunoglobulins, glycomacropeptide, lactoferrin, lactoperoxidase and BSA (bovine serum albumin) . Vitamins like: vitamin B2, B6, B12, C and minerals like: calcium, potassium, magnesium, sodium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, copper, cobalt, manganese. It also contains amino acids and enzymes.

Whey is used for

Whey protein is mainly used by athletes as a dietary supplement to improve strength and muscle build.

Natural whey protein has a range of therapeutic properties that could help treat, as well as reduce the risk of certain diseases. Whey protein has anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties and could possibly act as an effective supplementary treatment for diabetes and heart diseases.

Health benefits of whey

  • has anti-cancer properties
  • acts in lowering high cholesterol
  • helps in lowering high blood pressure and reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases
  • helps in weight loose
  • helps in treatment for asthma
  • helps in increasing of the muscle mass
  • prevents cavities
  • prevents osteoporosis
  • reduces stress

Important is the fact that whey serves as a possible alternative of milk for people that are lactose intolerant.  Whey is also a big part of the human milk. Human milk contains whey in higher percentage than cow, ship or goat milk. Milk whey is also important for nursing mothers. According to the studies, if mother consume milk whey,  baby will has increased appetite.

Consuming severely high doses of whey can causes: nausea, headache, fatigue, cramps, stomach pains.

Milk whey is recommended for elderly people, pregnant women, lactose intolerant people, athletes and for people who want to build muscle and lose fat.


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