Cacao, or chocolate as it is better known as today, is an ancient superfood that has been enjoyed by many for hundreds of years. Chocolate is a common and popular food, but many people regard it as candy, because most chocolate that’s found on shelves comes in the highly processed form with added ingredients such as processed sugar.
People today are becoming more aware and are better understanding that what they put into their bodies can either lead to disease or prevent it. But, a key part in this disease prevention is linked to antioxidants, and that is a less understood, yet vitally important subject. Interestingly, the role that antioxidants play is of such importance that medical science is starting to link nearly twenty of the top diseases that plague Americans today to antioxidant deficiencies.
While every mineral in our bodies are vital to our overall health and wellbeing, some consider magnesium to be the most important mineral in our body, as it plays so many important roles. Along with potassium, magnesium is the most prevalent mineral in our cells, which is evidence of its great importance to our health. About sixty percent of all the magnesium in our bodies is found in the bones, then about 26 percent in the muscle, and the rest being in the soft tissue and body fluids.
As with most anything else, not all brands of whey protein are created equal. If the protein is coming from an inferior source, many of the possible health benefits will be lacking. Here, we will look at what to look for in a product to ensure that you are getting a quality product.
In Part 1 of the series on whey protein concentrate versus isolate, we looked at the difference between the two protein sources, which one is superior, and the health benefits provided by whey. Here in Part 2 we will take a more in-depth look at how whey protein isolate causes acidity in the body and why this is a problem.
There is so much information on the internet today, it can be hard to really know who and what to believe, and this certainly holds true when it comes to the question of which is better: whey protein concentrate or whey protein isolate. Here, we will discuss the difference between the two protein sources and why one, whey concentrate, is the superior source.
An enzymes is a protein molecule, more specifically, they are catalysts, which means that they speed up specific chemical reactions within the body. This means that very essential reactions in the body would happen very slowly, if at all, without enzymes. Enzymes have several functions within the body, and have specific jobs such as helping us breathe, digesting food, building protein in the bones, skin, and muscles, and helping with detoxification.
In the previous article, Is Your Protein Powder Toxic, the problem of many whey products being toxic due to their containing MSG was briefly discussed. Here, we will take a more in-depth look into why monosodium glutamate (MSG) is such a problem.
Protein is an essential part of a healthy body, and getting protein from protein powder sources is becoming increasingly popular not only among body builders, but for weight loss candidates, health enthusiasts, vegetarians, and others. While protein powders can be a great addition to a healthy, whole-foods diet, not all protein powders are created equal. In fact, most of the protein powders on the market today can actually do more harm than good, so it's important to be become informed not only as to what is in the powder mix, but also the source and quality of the protein itself.
Whey protein concentrate has been known to be an excellent source of easily digestible protein for people of all ages, from babies all the way to seniors. The health benefits of whey protein concentrate are many. In this blog post, we will try to cover as many of the health benefits as possible, as well as explain in further detail some of the most important benefits.