Milk is made of two different types of protein. These proteins are known as casein and whey. Whey protein can be separated from the casein in milk or formed as a by-product of cheese making. Whey protein is considered a protein that is complete. Reason being that whey contains all 9 essential amino acids. It is also low in it’s lactose content.
Whey protein has many benefits. Here, I’ll explain what the benefits are:
Assisting in weight loss: A study of 158 people was published in Nutrition & Metabolism. The individuals who were given whey “lost more more body fat and showed a preservation of lean muscle compared to subjects consuming the control beverage.”
Anti-cancer properties: Favoring results were published in the journal Anticancer Research for the use of whey protein concentrate in cancer treatment.
Lowering cholesterol: Studies have show, when whey supplements were given to 70 overweight men and women for 12 weeks and measured a number of parameters(lipid and insulin levels. They found that “there were a significant decrease in total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol at week 12 in the whey group compared with the casein (group).”