Do you need WHEY protein?

A couple of years ago, our approach and perception to fitness changed once again. Home-cooked, timely food, with locally sourced ingredients, sleep, yoga, movement began to be seen as just as important as cardio bursts and HIIT.

Now, fitness itself is seen as a subset of health, not as a separate prescription. There has been a shift in the way we see ourselves, thanks to the body positivity movement, the emphasis on self-care, and the acknowledgement of body type, and nutrition that we need, for our body type.

With an Indian diet we exceed our carbohydrate and fat intake, compromising on proteins, until and unless one is having 4 to 5 servings of legumes and 3 servings of milk products for vegetarian and for non-vegetarian 6 eggs, or 2 serving of fish or chicken. But wait again you will increase your fat intake.  

Balancing macronutrients is important, and so is balancing your diet, there were so many traditional practises back in the days one of it is drinking milk is a practice from prehistoric times, and has nutritional value of that natural product, like it has protein, vitamin A, calcium, but it is not enough to meet the requirement. 

How much protein do you need?

Vegans or vegetarians don’t need any extra protein than a person following a heavy meat diet. The recommended dietary allowance (RDA) is 0.8 to 1.2 grams of protein per kilogram of bodyweight—and that’s for EVERYONE— vegans, vegetarians, and meat-eaters, and up to 2 g for professionals, and the sources need to be diverse.

A layman who is a sedentary worker, of 55 kg, needs about 44 to 55 grams of protein, and to meet that one needs to have 5 servings of pulse or legume and 2 servings of milk, but it is not possible right? On an everyday basis nobody wants to get bloated so, adding a scoop of whey protein can help you meet the requirement.

Whey protein is no longer an essential gym accessory and definitely not the chemical out of a jar that eventually results in performance, or you only need it if you are an athlete or bodybuilder. And alone whey is not going to give you results, it’s training, rest, and the food you fuel the body with, together all this helps in strengthening the body.

After a strenuous bout of exercise, taking whey protein supplement enhances whole body anabolism, and improves recovery of muscles. Moreover, whey is excellent source of protein, and can be chosen by all individuals irrespective of their ages, who value the role of a healthy diet in helping to maintain and improve their health and are also aware about their health.

Whey protein contains all 20 amino acids and all nine essential amino acids, and it is a rich and balanced source of the sulphur amino acids that serve a critical role as antioxidants. It also plays a key role in the regulation of whole body protein metabolism, which results in changes in body composition.

But don't discount “Incomplete protein”, most of the plant protein like nuts, legumes don't contain all the essential amino acids. But they have plenty of health benefits. 

What is Whey Protein?

Whey Protein is one of the primary proteins found in dairy products. A by-product of the cheese-making process, containing substantial amounts of the essential amino acids that are needed to carry out the functions that proteins perform in the body.

Whey protein can be added to liquid or soft foods, such as shakes, or fresh fruit to make a smoothie, or with oatmeal and also the unflavored ones can be added in chapati.

People commonly take whey protein to address problems of nutritional deficiencies or improve athletic performance.

Who needs to avoid Whey Protein? 

It’s best to avoid whey protein if you cannot digest milk products easily or have hormonal problems and have not yet consulted a physician yet. 

Nowadays, Whey is perceived as a value-added ingredient in many food products from infant formulas to sports nutrition foods and beverages, and other food products like energy bars. Identification of whey as a source of diversified biologically active compounds with distinctive physiological and functional attributes has provided opportunities for the food industry to develop functional foods or foods that have potential health benefits.

Whey protein is no longer an essential gym accessory, whether for endurance athletes, hobbyists, or even professional sports people. It is for you also. 

How to choose whey protein?

Choose whey that is highest in quality of protein, and contains about 90% of protein, It can be whey isolate or whey protein concentrate and is 100% Vegetarian. For Vegans, Soy Protein and Pea Protein isolate is a good option but again they don’t have full spectrum of EAA and they are not easy to digest as their PDCAAS score is much lower than Whey Proteins.

Which whey protein to choose ?

Whey Protein which specifies all the ingredients, and uses high quality ingredients, fast absorbing instantized, naturally fast digesting and PDCAAS score 1, no additives, containing all the essential amino acid, and this all you can find in one pack of OSOAA.

Why OSOAA whey protein:

Proven Results

Best in Class Taste

Fully Disclosed Label

Many of our products have Proteins from Single Source

Scientifically Researched Imported Ingredients

Stringent Quality Control (Procurement to Production)

We import raw materials, manage production and sales under strict quality control and proudly can vouch that our current products are better than most Indian Brands and we have 98% repeat purchase.

Naturally fast digesting. No additives needed

PDCAAS score 1 unlike soy and pea protein 

Contains all the essential amino acids

Also wide range of flavors and pack sizes are available, for your taste and preference and in easy to carry and environment friendly pouches also.

“But do not merely depend on Protein Powder, because diet and lifestyle change is of equal value, if you want to see the benefit.”

So don’t replace your plate with the jar, because WHEY is a supplement and not a replacement for exercise, other healthy food including green vegetables and fruits.