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Whey protein is a high-quality protein naturally found in dairy that contains all of the essential amino acids, or in other words the building blocks, your body needs. The health benefits of whey protein are abundant. Research shows it improves body composition by helping build lean muscle mass. This can aid the athlete who is looking to gain muscle or the aging individual who is trying to prevent muscle breakdown. It’s been proven diets higher in protein may help manage weight, which means whey protein may also help those trying to watch their waist line because it is a natural and convenient way of adding protein to the diet. Whey protein has a fresh, natural taste and complements the flavor of the food to which it is added. That said, whey protein can easily fit into diets when added as an ingredient to products such as energy bars, sports drinks and powders.
The National Dairy Council’s Whey Protein Health Education Kit provides education tools, nutrition materials and recommended web links developed to help health professionals educate active adults about optimal nutrition practices for a healthy lifestyle.
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