Monday, October 12, 2009

Revisiting Whey

I've talked before on why whey is bad but lets review. Whey is a milk product so it has lactose. Lactose is a carbohydrate so most dairy will spike your insulin. If you take whey protein shakes just be aware you can't eat as many carbs with your shake.

Good news though. if you get any dairy that is lactose free then you treat it as just a protein (and fat if there is any fat in the food). There are several affordable lactose free whey shakes. The one I like is from Costco. Dr. Barry Sears also sells one on his zone site.

The morale of the story is vary your protein source as much as possible but try to get protein sources that are just proteins. The lactose free whey is a perfect way to accomplish this goal.

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