For long time it was considered that Norwegian girls owe their beauty to this amazing drink. Honorable Dr. Paavo Ariola recommended it for quality and long life.
A proof that whey is miraculous is the old Thomas Parr, unpretentious English farmer who lived even 152 years. He was known for drinking whey each day.
Composition and health benefits of whey
This ingredient is suitable from young age to old age. Since it is very similar to breast milk, whey can be used as a substitute for the mother’s milk in the diet of an infant.
Whey is a liquid in its original form, and comprises less than 1 % protein and over 93 % water. The main ingredients of whey are sodium, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, zinc, iron, copper, cobalt, manganese, enzymes,vitamins,and amino acids.
Note that 100 grams of whey contain just 26 calories, making it very suitable for weight loss.
Healthiest drink for ailing liver
Whey is a powerful liver cleaner and clean liver is the key to a good health. If you are having any liver issue, you need to regularly drink whey. It contains beta-lacto globulin that supplies the body with amino acids called BCAA, and it significantly helps in advanced illnesses.
To those having cirrhosis,supplementing with BCAA helps live longer and better life, according to experts.
Alpha-lactalbumin which contains whey and it is rich in essential amino acid – tryptophan which is known for regulating the sleep and improving the mood. It’s rich with lysosome and immunoglobulin which strengthens the immunity and that is very useful for chronic hepatitis. It also contains anti-inflammatory lactoferrin, and invaluable ingredient that protects the body from any infections and toxins. The level of cysteine is very low in patients with hepatitis C, which also weakens the liver.
Actually, glutathione is a very powerful antioxidant which helps with chronic inflammation, thyroid problems, sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and cancer.
For durability and slimming
If you are trying to lose weight, you do sports intensive, you are under stress or you suffer from serious disease, whey should be the main part of your daily menu because it is rich in electrolytes, it gives more energy,it hydrates the body very good and it’s more useful than energy drinks that are evenharmful.
The main raw material for producing proteins is whey, and it is known as an inevitable part of every athlete’s diet. The consumption of whey allows faster muscle growth after exercise and faster restoration;it also reduces appetite and improves weight loss.
Whey contributes to nerve health as well, because it reduces blood pressure and blood glucose, as the researches have shown. The modern life tendency, like high blood pressure, obesity, fatigue and stress can be relieved by regularly consuming whey.
Folk remedy for indigestion
Lactic acid possesses whey and it reduces excessive number of bacteria and fungiin the intestines, and its low pHboosts their work.
Its regular consumption is recommended in bloating, closed capital, diverticulitis, crampsand inflammatory intestines.
This old folk remedy can significantly help in:
- chronic fatigue
- stress from obesity
- high pressure
- reduced immunity,
- cleansing the body of toxins
- discomfort in the abdomen
Preparation and application of whey
The best thing about whey is that you can make it on your own from home-made raw milk or you can buy it in markets or eco-food shops, or you may also get it from the local farmers.
Goat whey is the best, but the cow whey is also pretty good. The most important thing is that the animals from pastures are not “pumped” with hormones. On average,10 liters of milk yield 1 kilogram of cheese and 9 liters of whey.
Since it has diuretic properties, it is suggested to drink it sparingly at the beginning. So, you can drink 1.5 deciliters 3 times a day, and you may gradually increase this dose up to one liter a day.
If you have some problems with digestion, mix one teaspoon of whey in a glass of water and drink before every meal.
Except for these treatments, you can also use whey for external hair and skin care, for preparingsome bakery products, and in the diet of petsand farm animals.