How Does Whey Protein Affect Fat Loss and Insulin:
Yes, whey protein can cause an increase in insulin, just like sugar! Learn how it works!
How Does Whey Protein Affect Insulin and Fat Loss? Is not whey a protein, not a carb?
Effect of Whey Protein on Insulin
Whey is one of the two main proteins in milk – the other is casein. Whey, like all proteins, is composed of amino acids, the building blocks of protein. When we consume proteins, we then break these amino acids and use them for muscle growth and tissue repair.
Whey contains all three BCAAs along with all essential amino acids.
Whey is highly insulinogenic – consumption of whey leads to a sharp rise in insulin levels.
This response has nothing to do with blood sugar levels – when a food has a high glycemic index, consuming it will cause a large increase in blood sugar levels. In response to this, the body produces insulin to combat high blood sugar and allow glucose to enter our cells for energy. This is not what is happening when we consume the serum – the release of insulin is responding to amino acids, not to glucose levels.
Insulin binds to cells to allow them to absorb energy, which may be glucose or amino acids from proteins. Amino acids in the serum cause a release of insulin. Whey also leads to the release of GIP and GLP-1, two gastrointestinal hormones that also increase insulin levels.
This increase in insulin is really a good thing! Whey is a fast acting protein, and increasing insulin allows amino acids within muscle cells to stimulate repair, helping us to gain muscle and heal quickly.
Consumption of whey protein has been shown to lower blood glucose levels when consumed during or directly before a meal. A 2005 study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that when serum was combined in a high-sugar meal, people with type 2 diabetes had a lower blood glucose level after eating than if they did not whey was consumed. This is thought to be because increased insulin helped the body in the digestion of glucose.
Generally, the better the serum, the greater the insulin peak and, therefore, the more effective delivery of building blocks in the cells for purpose or repair and growth.
It is best to consume whey directly after exercise. It breaks down quickly and becomes available to the muscle cells to repair the subsequent training.
Whey protein isolate contains 90% protein and therefore has less lactose, fat and cholesterol than whey protein concentrate. To get the most out of your protein, go for the whey protein isolate. You will experience less swelling and gain more benefits: lean and torn muscles.
Too much protein is dangerous, so be sure not to consume too much protein. Excess protein can lead to increased fat storage and loss of calcium, which can lead to osteoporosis.
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