Obese nondiabetic women who consumed 60 grams of whey protein per day1 (20 grams three times per day) for four weeks had a 20 percent reduction in unhealthy liver fat, 15 percent reduction in triglycerides, and seven percent reduction in total cholesterol.
Fatty liver is a major health problem in overweight individuals. Once white adipose tissue has too much in storage, excess fat builds up in the liver, and eventually in arteries and organs. I call this “fat in all the wrong places.” The liver is the primary metabolic factory in your body. Once it starts becoming clogged with fat, metabolism goes awry at the primary point of calorie distribution for your body. This causes many problems, including a higher risk for cardiovascular disease.
Your liver factory runs on protein as a raw material. It is astounding that 60 grams of whey protein per day can unclog liver fat, reducing the buildup by 20 percent in just four weeks. As would be expected, improved liver health enables better triglyceride and cholesterol metabolism, which will not only help weight loss but is also protective to the cardiovascular system.
The program used in this study is similar to my program for helping people jump-start their weight loss. I have seen this help many people over the years. I wrote about this basic strategy three years ago in Protein and Fiber – the Foundation for Healthy Weight Loss. You may want to give it a try if you are feeling sluggish, stuck, or struggle to get on a good weight loss trend.
Whey protein benefits are not exclusively intended for athletic people. The truth is whey protein appears to be able to halt a host of pathologies including cancer and HIV. Whey, the major protein found in milk, is also known for restoring and sustaining cellular energy.
New studies show whey to be a powerful cancer inhibitor, which makes it both a preventive agent and a supplement that profoundly affects the growth rate of cancerous cells. Interestingly, whey protein has the ability to temper free radical bioactivity of cancer cells – as proven by its ability to behave like a chemotherapy agent. (more…)
In the past, the idea of quality protein has been attributed to whether or not a protein source provided all eight essential amino acids, which you must get from your diet. Whey protein (a by-product of cheese production), casein (the most common dairy protein, but not found in whey), and soy protein are all examples of complete proteins. According to 20th century theory, these should all be high quality proteins. This idea has enabled the purveyors of cheap soy products to flourish in America. (more…)
Did You Know…that a whey protein found in milk can be taken in supplement form to reverse osteoporosis, treat iron deficiency, as well as restrain the growth of HIV? (more…)
One major adverse effect caused by reactive oxygen species (ROS) during heavy exercise is myoblastic toxicity. Natural antioxidants, however, may provide protection for athletes.
A study investigated the antioxidative effect of whey protein against hydrogen peroxide toxicity. Whey protein prevented a decrease in cell viability, and also inhibited markers associated with DNA oxidative damage. (more…)
New research is showing that supplementation with whey protein may improve your blood lipid profiles and reduce your levels of liver fat by 20%.
Whey protein is one of the most widely used sport supplements on the market today. It also happens to be one of the most widely researched supplements because of the amazing effects it has on the human body. Most who use whey protein are athletes, bodybuilders, and avid exercise enthusiasts who are looking to gain that competitive edge. However, whey has been shown to have many more uses for the general population. (more…)