It's no secret that being overweight increases your risk for diabetes and heart disease. But a new study out of Europe says that you can lower your risk simply by eating a readily available protein.
In the study, researchers fed volunteers a meal of soup and bread. They supplemented the meal with the milk protein whey, casein (another milk protein), gluten (a grain protein), or cod protein. Then they measured the participants' blood levels of certain fatty acids and amino acids that increase insulin levels.
The researchers found that their blood levels of both of these fatty acids and amino acids were significantly lower in the group of volunteers taking the whey protein. Their findings strongly suggest that whey protein can lower your risk of type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
As you may know, body builders and other athletes love whey protein because it helps build muscle. More muscle doesn't just mean more strength, though that's definitely a big benefit of taking a whey supplement. More muscle means your body is burning fat and glucose at a more efficient rate. That helps you avoid diabetes.
As for your heart, remember, your heart is a powerful muscle. Your heart loves protein. And whey protein helps keep it strong. So the results of this study make a lot of sense.
Whether you're at risk of diabetes and heart disease right now or not, start taking whey protein today. You could easily see your risk increase in the coming years. So whey is a great way to avoid these health problems.
Best of all, whey is relatively inexpensive compared to most proteins. But not all whey is created equal. Advanced Protein Powder uses a special type of whey protein that's extremely difficult to find in the U.S. But it's a much better protein than you'll find in your grocery store or health food store. You can read all about it by following this link.
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Steve Kroening is the editor of Nutrient Insider, a twice-a-week email newsletter that brings you the latest healing breakthroughs from the world of nutrition and dietary supplements. For over 20 years, Steve has worked hand-in-hand with some of the nation's top doctors, including Drs. Robert Rowen, Frank Shallenberger, Nan Fuchs, William Campbell Douglass, and best-selling author James Balch. Steve is the author of the book Practical Guide to Home Remedies. As a health journalist, Steve's articles have appeared in countless magazines, blogs, and websites.