Many people think that once they’ve decided to start using whey protein, they’re all set for a lifetime of good health. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. While whey protein is widely acknowledged as an awesome source of quality proteins and amino acids, it turns out that not all whey proteins are the same. In fact, grass-fed whey protein offers the best combination of nutrition and. .. safety?
Where does your whey protein come from? Does it contain pesticides or other harmful chemicals? Is it organic? Does it have antibiotics or growth hormones? If you want optimal health, then these are all things to watch for when you’re choosing which whey protein to add to your diet.
If you look closely at the source of whey protein, many of today’s protein powders are produced from the milk of cows that are fed corn.
What’s wrong with this picture?
Well, for starters, cows evolved to eat grass, not corn or other grains. This means that cows extract nutrients from grass more efficiently and naturally than from other foods. However, most dairy farms feed their cows grain because it’s cheaper and easier.
As if this isn’t enough abuse, grain-fed cows are also usually bombarded with growth hormones and antibiotics to make them grow bigger and to prevent sickness. These unnatural chemicals alter the cow’s nutritional makeup. But hey, it’s cheaper and easier for the farmer so it’s all good, isn’t it?
Think about it: Do you take antibiotics all winter long to avoid catching a cold, or do you wait until you’re sick before asking the doctor for medicine? You wouldn’t want to take medicine year-round; this just pumps unnecessary chemicals into your body that, over time, will actually harm your health. But many protein powders come from cows that are treated just like this.
Would you want to put this into your body? No way!
And on top of all this, grain-fed cows have more bad cholesterol and less healthy omega-3 fatty acids. This translates into more bad cholesterol and less omega-3s in any food products and protein powders that come from these cows. Kind of defeats the purpose of eating a healthy diet, doesn’t it?
So if whey protein from grain-fed cows is so bad, what’s the alternative?
Try whey protein from grass-fed cows. Since these cows also are raised naturally in a pasture without artificial growth hormones, you can rest assured that grass-fed whey protein is 100% natural and as healthy as Mother Nature intended.
But why else is grass-fed whey protein powder better than that other stuff?
1. It’s more nutritious.
Compared to whey protein from grain-fed cows, the whey protein that comes from grass-fed cows contains more of the valuable amino acids that your body needs, more good cholesterol, more good omega-3 fatty acids, more glycomacropeptides, more glutathione precursors, and more immunoglobulins for optimal immune health.
2. It’s more natural.
You won’t find any artificial flavors, sweeteners, or fillers in this stuff. It only contains all-natural ingredients; that’s why it tastes so wonderful!
3. It’s biologically active.
Grass-fed whey protein is cold processed to preserve its natural, biologically active state. That’s a good thing. On the other hand, regular whey protein is processed with heat and acids that denatures (damages) those valuable proteins, amino acids, and enzymes; this makes them useless for your nutrition. Why pay money for something that doesn’t benefit you?
4. It’s safer.
Because no artificial chemicals are used, whey protein obtained from grass-fed cows has absolutely no pesticides and no chemicals because they eat organically grown grass. They’re also GMO-free since they don’t eat genetically modified grains or soy products. And, of course, they’re not given antibiotics and hormones that could hurt you as a human.