It was long considered that Norwegian girls owe their beauty to this drink. Honourable Dr Paavo Ariola recommended it for long and quality life.
An evidence that whey is miraculous is Old Thomas Parr, unpretentious English peasant who lived 152 years. He was known for drinking whey every day.
Composition and health benefits of whey
For a diet this ingredient is suitable from conception to old age. Even because of the similarity of breast milk can be used instead of milk in the diet of an infant.
Whey in its original form is a liquid comprising less than 1 per cent protein and over 93 per cent water. Main ingredients of whey are potassium, sodium, magnesium, phosporus, iron, zinc, copper, cobalt, manganese, vitamins, enzymes and amino acids. 100 grams of whey contain only 26 calories, making it particularly suitable for weight loss.
Healthiest drink for ailing liver
Clean liver is the key to good health, and whey is a powerful liver cleaner. If you suffer from any liver disease, regularly drink whey. It contains beta-lactoglobulin, which supplies the body with amino acids called BCAA, which significantly help in advanced diseases.
To people with cirrhosis suppplementing with BCAA helps live longer and better, experts say.
Alpha-lactalbumin which contains whey, is rich in essential amino acid tryptophan known for regulating sleep and improving the mood. It is rich with immunoglobulin and lysosome which strengthens the immunity, that is very useful in chronic hepatitis. Also contains anti-inflammatory lactoferrin, invaluable ingredient which protects the body from infections and toxins. The level of cysteine is very low in patients of hepatitis C, which impairs liver damage.
In fact, glutathione is a powerful antioxidant which helps with thyroid problems, chronic inflammation, cancer, sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease.
For durability and slimming
If you do sports intensive, try to lose weight, you are under stress or suffering from serious illness, whey should be part of your daily menu. Whey is rich in electrolytes, hydrates the body very good, gives more energy and is more useful than the harmful energy drinks.
Whey is the main raw material for producing proteins, known as an inevitable part of every athlete’s diet, and consumption of whey allows faster restoration and muscle growth after exercise, reduces appetite and improves weight loss.
Also contributes to nerve health because it reduces blood glucose and blood pressure, show the researches. Propensity to modern life, as obesity, high blood pressure, fatigue and stress can be eased by the regular consuming of whey.
A folks remedy for indigestion
Lactic acid which possesses the whey reduces excessive number of fungal and bacteria in the intestines, and its low “PH” encourages their work.
Regular consumption is recommended in closed capital, bloating, cramps, diverticulitis and inflammatory intestines.
This old folk remedy can significantly help in:
- chronic fatigue
- stress from obesity
- high pressure
- reduced immunity,
- discomfort in the abdomen
- cleansing the body of toxins
Preparation and application of whey
The best thing in whey is that you can make it yourself from home-made raw milk or buy in markets or eco-food shops, or to obtain it from the local producers. Goat whey is the best, but also is the cow whey good. The most important thing is that the animals from pastures are not “pumped” with hormones. 10 liters of milk on average yield one kilogram of cheese and nine liters of whey.
Because it has diuretic properties, it is recommended to drink it sparingly at the beginning, but you can drink 1.5 deciliters three times a day, and you can gradually increase this dose up to a liter per day.
If you have problems with digestion, mix a teaspoon of whey in a glass of water and drink before each meal.
Except for treatment can also use whey for external skin and hair care, in the preparation of bakery products, and in the diet of farm animals and pets.