If you had the chance to meet me and get to know me well, you would realize that I’m not a man who is obsessed with his body. There are days when I don’t really care how physically active I am nor when, what and how much I eat, but fortunately for me, these negative moods of mine don’t visit me very often. I do know how important staying fit and healthy really is, which is why I make sure I consume enough veggies, fruits, and milk products on a daily basis. The combination of my balanced diet and my frequent gym visits (I exercise two to three times a week) has proved to be powerful enough to help me build and maintain an attractive and above all healthy body.
When it comes to my diet and its components, I must mention that the only supplement I use is whey concentrate. If you are into exercising and bodybuilding, then I believe that it’s safe to assume that you have already heard about this product, most likely more than once. Yes, whey concentrates are sources of protein, and amazing ones. Here’s why.
First of all, modern whey protein concentrates contain as high as 80% protein with reduced amounts of lactose and fat. Furthermore, a high-quality whey concentrate contains all kinds of interesting compounds which usually cannot be found in whey protein isolates. Whey concentrates contain high levels of growth factors, such as IGF-1, TGF-β1, and TGF-β2, as well as other protein fractions of different molecular weights, including beta-lactoglobulin, alpha-lactalbumin, bovine serum albumin, and immunoglobulins or antibodies. This explains why so many studies suggest that whey protein concentrates can significantly boost our immune system. This means that you don’t have to be an athlete or a bodybuilder to consume this wonderful product.
Speaking of consuming whey concentrates, you should be glad to learn that you can easily mix them with many fruits and create irresistibly delicious protein shakes. I usually consume my dose of whey protein by blending two scoops of chocolate whey concentrate (yes, these products come in many different flavors, among which the two most popular ones are chocolate and vanilla), one cup of unsweetened almond or coconut milk, a handful of dark chocolate chips, and one frozen banana. Another great way to consume this supplement is by implementing it into your breakfast. For instance, I often add one scoop of vanilla whey protein powder in my oatmeal as well as prepare my pancakes with this special ingredient. Feel free to use your creativity and find more interesting ways to cook with this milk product.