Whey Not?!

For years, we have been told whey protein is the way to go, but I want to challenge that opinion.

What is whey? Well, whey protein isolate is a by-product from cheese-making. It’s the clear liquid used after the milk has curdled and is often used to feed pigs. Humans aren’t designed to drink cow’s milk, calves are!

Milk contains so many hormones and is estrogen heavy…men I am sure you don’t want to have to worry about your estrogen levels.

Whey is hard to digest !

“If we have special protein powders created from cow’s milk for human consumption, it would only make sense that it must be because our society sees a very high rate of protein deficiency. But, that isn’t the case at all. In fact, a protein deficiency is almost unheard of in America and only exists in someone who does not consume adequate calories. The reason this is so, is because of the macronutrient make-up of food. Food is only made up of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, and water (and sometimes alcohol). Some level of protein is present in all foods, and in significant quantities in specific types of foods such as beans and other legumes, nuts, seeds, leafy green vegetables, other vegetables and grains. The amount of protein required by the human body (5-10% of total calories per day) is relatively low in comparison to the other macronutrients. It is therefore impossible to be protein deficient when sufficient calories are consumed. This is how nature works. In reality, most people in developed countries, including those following a plant-based diet, eat too much protein, not the other way around.[2] We clearly don’t have a health or nutritional need for whey or casein protein powders, so why are they here, why are they so popular, so common, and why is their use so infrequently questioned?” Taken from http://nutritionstudies.org/no-whey-man-ill-pass-on-protein-powder/

 

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Why Should You Check Labels?

Why do labels matter?

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We should ALL know what is going in our body! We should be able to read about each ingredient and know exactly what is does to us and for us. From the labels you can glean a lot of information. Is the product vegan? Is it gluten free? Is it REALLY natural?

I don’t just mean in foods I am also talking about your skincare. A lot of nasty stuff can be thrown into cosmetics and lotions and shampoos etc. Fillers that are cheap such as rendered animal products or mineral oil which is a petroleum byproduct….if it is not good enough to put in your car why the heck would you want to put it on your skin?

This is why I chose to start my business with Arbonne. I don’t want to make this post all about Arbonne but I do want to share a few things that set us apart and then let you do your homework about the products you use and love and choose for yourself;

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I would love to chat further about this and any thing related. I am always on the look out for pure cleaning products and other things that Arbonne does not offer so if you know of any you have tried and that WORK let me know!

xoxo Arbonne Girl Dom