Whey, a natural component of cow’s milk, has become an increasingly important part of today's healthy diets. Whey is a “complete” protein that features all the essential amino acids (“building blocks”) your body needs, and it's easy to digest.
Diets higher in protein have been shown to help preserve muscle with age, curb hunger and maintain a healthy weight. It appeals to athletes and fitness-minded consumers, because studies show consuming whey after exercise helps build and repair muscle.
Whey is commonly used as an ingredient in drink mixes, energy bars and yogurt. You also can add it to oatmeal, soups, sauces, dips, baked goods and other foods for a nutritious boost.
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