Whey Protein Explained: Benefits & Risks

Whey protein is a mixture of proteins isolated from whey during cheese production.

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One scoop of whey protein powder (32g) contains 113 calories and 25g of protein.

Health Benefits

- Increases muscle mass - Post-exercise recovery -Lowers cholesterol levels - Control appetite

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Side Effects

- Kidney problems, Unwanted fat gain - Bloating and Diarrhea - Nausea, headaches, fatigue - Cardiovascular Risks

Types of Whey Protein

- Hydrolysate Whey Protein - Isolate Whey Protein - Concentrate Whey Protein

When should one take whey protein?

The best timing for whey protein consumption is post-exercise, ideally within 15 minutes after completing your workout.

Be mindful to limit your whey protein consumption to 1-2 scoops i.e 30 grams on a daily basis.