Fast Break: A Whey Better Boost
Whey protein has garnered the unfortunate reputation of only being used by mega bodybuilders, people who can bench press probably all of us stacked together. But this ultra-helpful additive to your smoothie isn’t just for the Gastons of the world and to help you dominate at the gym.
But to those of us who aren’t gym rats, what else can it do? Luckily, whey protein is one the best studied supplements. Ever.
Whey is full of things that sound like it’s straight out of Lord of the Rings: beta-lactoglobulin, immunoglobins, bovine serum albumin. But at the end of the day it is just one of the two proteins found in milk, with all 9 essential amino acids and is a complete protein. Forget Frodo, we’ve got whey.
Besides making your muslces leaner, it can help with weight loss and give you an easy way to make sure you get enough protein in your diet. It can also lower blood pressure, increase your bone density, and lower your cholesterol.
So whether you’re just trying to make sure you get enough protein in your diet, or you’re trying to get bulging biceps, or trying to maintain your body weight over the holidays, it might be a good idea to add whey protein to your smoothie every day for breakfast or lunch.
Next time you order an All Natural Smoothie (Strawberry Banana, Very Berry, Jungle Crush, or The Buckeye) at Sunny Street Café, ask to add whey protein to it. We’re happy to help you on your path to fitness and health!