Whey protein has an effective immune-boosting effect. Whey is rich in an amino acid called cysteine, which converts to glutathione in the body. Glutathione is a strong antioxidant that fortifies cells against bacterial or viral infection, as well as cell rejuvenator and anti-ager!. For the highest concentration of protein, try powdered whey protein isolate, which is more pure — and more expensive — than concentrate. Boost your morning smoothie with whey protein powder or try another source: yogurt. The clear liquid that forms on top of most cartons of yogurt is pure whey protein — so don’t drain it off, just stir it back into the yogurt. That’s good to know, because I always thought you could drain it off.
I also highly recommend if you supplement your diet with between meal or meal replacement protein bars, find the ones that are predominately whey protein and not soy. We get too much soy in our diets as is, and unfortunately the soy in most foods in America is not a pure source even if it says its organic.
It seems that historically, Oriental cultures consumed mostly traditionally fermented soy products such as miso, tempeh, natto, shoyu and tamari. (Tofu is not fermented, and falls into the dangerous soy foods category.) They consumed these soy products in small amounts in condiments.
- Soy foods account for only 1.5 percent of calories in the Chinese diet, researchers found. (1977 Chang KC)
- The actual soybean consumed today is not the same one used by traditional Oriental cultures.