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5 AWESOME reasons you SHOULD be using whey protein

Making sure you get enough protein into your day is not always easy. So getting your daily protein intake can be made easy with The Healthy Mummy CHOCOLATE Whey Protein, especially if used in smoothies and for snack making.

A diet featuring vegetables, fruit, wholegrains, low-fat dairy and lean protein is consistently linked with successful weight control, which is what we promote at The Healthy Mummy. We also believe in whey protein for added benefits in gaining muscle and weight control.

Introducing our NEW chocolate whey protein powder, we are looking at the benefits of whey protein and our Healthy Mummies are loving it!

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5 reasons why you should start to add whey into your day

Having adequate protein when reducing kilojoule intake also helps reduce the loss of muscle mass, especially when combined with resistance training, and this also contributes to weight control because muscle tissue consumes energy, states Choice Australia.

1. Weight loss

Healthy Mummy nutritionist, Elisha Danin says, “eating adequate protein coming from food fuels fat burning, while preserving lean muscle – i.e you won’t be ‘skinny fat’ when you lose weight – you will look lean and toned.”

The Nutrition and Metabolism Journal published that the high leucine content (50–75% more than other common food proteins) of whey proteins coupled with fast absorption make whey protein ideal as a protein supplement during weight loss, not to mention yummy when sprinkled into this Healthy Mummy recipe.

Healthy Mummy Cicily Goodwin has lost 53kg on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge and uses protein in her daily Healthy Mummy smoothies and LOVES IT!

“I add protein to my 1-2 a day smoothies and it really fills me up,” she says.

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2. Fights against disease

Whey protein can help protect against diseases reveals the results published in the journal Anticancer Research, which looked at the concentrates of whey proteins exhibit anti-carcinogenesis and anticancer activity on animals.

Whey is also said to lower blood pressure!

3. Manages stress 

Being a busy mum is stressful enough without the additional stresses of work and daily life.

It has been reported that the consumption of a dietary protein enriched in tryptophan (whey) actually increases the brain serotonin which helps improve our coping ability.

4. Decrease hunger

Whey protein keeps you fuller for longer – and that means there will be less chance of snacking on sugary foods that could go straight to your thighs. 

Try mixing our chocolate protein powder with your Healthy Mummy smoothie before you leave the house and sip in the car to ensure your eyes don’t get bigger than your stomach when you reach the local grocery store.

5. Aids in building muscle

“Your body uses the amino acids in protein to build lean muscle, which makes you stronger and also burns calories even when you are not active.” says Elisha.

However, Elisha says to be careful not to go overboard on the protein though, as too much can be stored as glucose.

If you don’t exercise this off it will then store as fat. A good guideline for protein consumption is somewhere between 0.8g – 1g of protein per kilogram of body weight.

The aim is to eat a moderate protein diet – (not a high protein one). If you’re not feeling like eating a lot of protein today, why not sip on a whey protein smoothie and get all the benefits!?

Try our NEW CHOCOLATE protein powder!

The Healthy Mummy CHOCOLATE Protein Powder is a great, convenient way for mums to ensure they are getting enough protein in their daily diet and maintain and build those muscles!

What’s more our chocolate protein powder is FREE from saturated fatty acids and is low in sodium (which is great – as a diet low in sodium is good for reducing blood pressure).

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Get yours here and start blending!

 

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written by:

Katie Fowler

Katie is a yoga loving writer from Sydney's northern beaches. With a flair for healthy baking you can find her scouring Instagram for the latest take on raw brownies and trolling Pinterest for interior design inspiration!