Before we look at 10 benefits YOU would get from with using whey protein, we need to understand why we all need enough to begin with.
Protein is one of the macronutrients in food (the others are carbohydrates and fats). Protein is the building block of our muscle tissue, cells, connective tissue and other soft tissue. Protein helps us grow, and it helps us stay stronger and leaner as we age. Did you know that we lose up to 5% of our lean muscle mass every decade after 30? Sarcopenia (the fancy name for this muscle loss) is a serious problem which can lead to weakness, aches and pains, poor posture, and even loss of mobility.
Eating enough protein protects your muscle mass, helping to slow down the amount you will lose as you get older. And it can even keep you leaner, too (because more muscle means less body fat). (1)
The problem is that most of us do not eat anything like enough protein. But it’s difficult to meet your optimal protein intake through whole food choices like meat, fish, beans, pulses, and dairy.
Whey protein to the rescue!