Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Need More Protein in Your Diet?! A Better Whey Review
I received a wonderful package last week of Better Whey of Life Yogurt.
When Kasey emailed me and asked me if I would be interested in trying their product I was super excited! I have actually been trying to find more ways to get more protein into my DIET. I do not eat a lot of meat, I consider myself a FLEXITARION. So thanks KASEY!
“Flexitarianism is a semi-vegetarian diet focusing on vegetarian food with occasional meat consumption. A self-described flexitarian seeks to decrease meat consumption without eliminating it entirely from his or her diet. There are no guidelines for how much or how little meat one must eat before being classified a flexitarian.”Wikipedia Definition
Not that I don’t like meat, I just think that I can get my protein from a lot of other nutritious sources instead. Ok back to the Yogurt. I first tried the Acia Mixed Berry Flavor, and it was a little watery, I think because I didn’t shake it. It was still yummy! I couldn’t taste like a grainy protein powder in it, which I HATE. It was delicious!
Then I tried the Peach Mango Flavor, again it did not let me down! They have 5 flavors in all, I can not wait to try the rest!
Check out these Nutrition Facts:
15 GRAMS OF WHEY PROTEIN!!!
Is whey protein better than just eating high protein foods daily?
Whey protein is better than other proteins because it has the highest Biological Value (BV) of any known protein. This means that the proportion of protein that is absorbed and incorporated into your body's proteins is higher from whey protein than from other protein sources.
Even though whey protein is the best kind, you can easily consume enough protein to meet your body's needs through other forms of protein, you just have to consume a bit more than you otherwise would if you were consuming whey protein.
FOR US ATHLETES!
It has long been known that people who exercise regularly need more protein than average. People looking to make their exercise work harder for them should be sure to include whey protein as a source of lean protein in their diets. Whey protein has been shown to be particularly helpful because it is the highest source of branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) leucine, isoleicine, and valine. These BCAA’s help tone and build lean muscle. They also have been shown to promote more efficient recovery after exercise. Body builders and professional athletes have long known these benefits, but the benefits now translate to everyday active people.
So there you have it, it taste great, is good for you, now do you want to try some?! Well here is a coupon code for you to get yours today. Also I think there will be a give-away on my site in the near future:) I know most Whole Foods carry them for sure!