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  • Whey Protein Powder for Bodybuilding Nutrition


    By Travis Steffen on Saturday, July 4, 2009in Diets & Nutrition, Supplements  

    shakeimagesWhey protein powder is the highest quality protein available and should be a staple of proper bodybuilding nutrition. Whey protein is a by-product of milk and considered the gold standard of protein with it’s rich source of branched chain amino acids (BCAAs). There are numerous benefits of whey protein including increased muscle growth and physical performance, weight management, healthy aging and improved wound healing. Fortunately it can be easily supplemented into a diet designed for muscle building.

    There are 2 types of whey protein powder. Whey protein concentrate is low in fat and approximately 75% pure protein with a high biological value.

    **Biological value (BV) is the measure of the efficiency of a protein, how well it is absorbed by the body and used for growth.**

    Whey protein isolate is whey in it’s purest form and has the highest biological value – making it one of the most powerful Protein Supplements. It is processed to remove fat and lactose, offers more protein yet fewer calories per serving than concentrate and has an excellent amino acid profile. Due to it’s high quality, isolate is more expensive than the whey protein concentrates and blends.

    Whey protein blends combine both concentrate and isolate whey protein powder which offers a high quality product at a more affordable cost than pure isolate.

    When deciding on a particular product, you need to pay close attention to labels and ingredients. Check for additives and chemicals that could potentially replace actual protein, giving you less bang for your buck. If you opt for a blend, choose the one that has the highest ratio of isolate to concentrate. Take your time to research the highest quality product within your budget in order to experience all of the benefits that whey protein has to offer. You also may want to ask around about the taste and texture of a particular product as these things can vary quite drastically.

    Whey protein powder can easily be added to shakes, oatmeal, homemade protein bars, yogurt, cottage cheese or just plain old water! Make it a part of your daily routine by taking it immediately following your muscle building workout for optimal muscle growth!

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    About Travis
    Travis Steffen is a Master Trainer and founder of WorkoutBOX. After years of experience training professional athletes and thousands of others just like you, he knows exactly what it takes to get you in serious shape. Follow his expert guidance and you're guaranteed to get amazing results.
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