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There are all kinds of great do-it-yourself ideas on the Internet. But we’ve noticed a troubling trend online lately: People are publishing recipes instructing others how to make their own protein powder. At the Whey Protein Institute, we value creativity. However, unless you’re a chemist with access to a state-of-the-art…

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In last week’s blog, we wrote about how whey protein helps many infants get the nourishment they need in order to grow. This week we’re highlighting bariatric surgery patients. Readers might not know this, but bariatric surgery patients are major whey protein consumers. We have a bariatric surgery section on our website that…

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Yes, some dietary protein sources are better than others. The best protein sources are those that offer all nine essential amino acids in the right balance. These types of proteins are known as high quality proteins or sometimes called "complete proteins". A poor quality protein may be low in one or more of the essential amino acids.…

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Yes, you could just eat chicken, beef, or pork as protein sources as part of your overall balanced diet, but that is limiting your choices and you may be adding an unwanted source of saturated fat. Eating is not just about proper nutrients; it is also about enjoyment, having a variety of food choices, culture and being satisfied with…

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Protein sources are often identified by the amount of essential amino acids they contain. A complete protein source is one that contains all nine essential amino acids. Foods such as meat, poultry, fish, milk, whey, and eggs are all considered complete protein sources. An incomplete protein source is one that is low in one or more of the…

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