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Add Whey Protein To Your Drink For Better Heart Health

December 16, 2010 by  

Add whey protein to your drink for better heart healthIndividuals who are trying to lower their blood pressure and improve their heart health may be able to do so without having to resort to medications that often cause side effects. That is because a recent study found that supplementing daily beverages with whey protein can help individuals achieve this desirable effect.

The study, which was published in International Dairy Journal, looked at heart health outcomes in 71 people aged between 18 and 26. However, the researchers, led by nutritional biochemist Susan Fluegel, said they believe the results can be generalized to older people, as well.

Fluegel stressed the cost-effective nature of whey protein supplementation vis-à-vis the price of heart medications. "Not only that, whey protein has not been shown to be harmful in any way," she added.

Scientists believe that blood pressure reductions such as those found by Fluegel's team may cut fatal strokes rates by as much as 40 percent.

Currently, cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of Americans, according to the American Heart Association. 

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  • lee conrad

    I’d feel much better with MORE details. This is like saying it is warm outside. SO………………..

    • fred

      For some real good information on whey protein,
      variances in quality, quantities to take and overall
      some real good insights on whey please visit mercola.com
      and type in whey protein. Also, I use the website to reasearch
      many health issues. Very complete and well recognized health
      authority.

      Fred

      • DeJay

        Flavored whey protein can be had at Dr. Mercola and Swason Vitamins. The price is about equal. Dr. Mercola’s is a bit more expensive but you get more then at Swanson’s.

    • http://?? Joe H.

      It’s warm outside sooo, the politicians must be back in Washington!!

  • Jamie Shelly

    So how much should a person drink a day. Where should you purchase this stuff? I too, would like to have more details…

    • Walter Fisher

      Whey protein can be purchased at Wal-Mart, or any other department store. It is usually located in the pharmacy section near the Slim-Fast. As far as whey protein helping your heart I am not sure about that. I hope this helps!

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  • Sheldon

    I have that mitro-valve prolapse going on. Since I started drinking whey protien (for a little weight loss-jury’s still out on that)I have had hardly any episodes of heart flutter, my energy has boosted a little and it’s easier to rise from bed in the a.m. I’ve found WalMart to have the cheapest, and LOVE it (vanilla) mixed with apple juice.

    • SeJay

      Mitral valve is generally caused by heart enlargement. Research has claimed that bringing the heart size back to normal will in most cases correct mitral valve prolapse.

  • H.

    I lift weights as part of my workout routine. I supplement with whey protein to help facilitate muscle growth. If what the studies show on whey protein being beneficial to heart health is accurate, then to a weightlifter the benefit would be doubled (in two different ways,of course). I take two grams per body pound and it works great for me.

  • Rich Probst

    Follow the directions on the container. More energy, weight loss(if you stop eating so much) and a positive feeling of well being. My personal trainer tipped me off. He says add peanut butter in a blender. Won’t miss a day of it

    • http://?? Joe H.

      Rich,
      that won’t work for me, I HATE PEANUT BUTTER!!!!

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