It was long thought that the Norwegians owed their beautiful skin just to this drink. This potion was recommended for long and quality life even by the esteemed Dr. Paavo Ariola.
Proof that the whey is miraculous is the Old Thomas Parr, humble English farmer who lived 152 years. He was known for having a drink of whey every day.
Composition and healing properties of whey
This food is suitable for all ages. Due to the similarity of breast milk, it can be used instead of milk in the diet of infants.
Whey is the original form of a liquid that contains less than 1 percent protein, and over 93 percent water. Main ingredients of whey are potassium, sodium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, copper, cobalt, manganese, molybdenum, vitamins, enzymes and amino acids.
One hundred grams of whey contains only 26 calories, which is particularly suitable for weight loss.
The healthiest drink for liver disease
Pure liver is the key for a good health, and whey is a powerful liver cleanser. If you suffer from any liver disease, drink whey regularly. Whey contains beta – lactoglobulin, which supplies the body with amino acid called BCAA, which helps significantly in advanced liver disease.
Patients with cirrhosis supplementing with BCAA helps to live longer and better, experts say.
Alpha-lactalbumin containing whey is rich in essential amino acid tryptophan known for the regulation of sleep and improved mood. It is rich in immunoglobulins and lysosomes that strengthen the immune system, which is very useful in chronic hepatitis. At the same time, it is anti-inflammatory and contains lactoferrin, an ingredient of the essence for those whose liver is susceptible to inflammation. Whey is full of the cysteine required for manufacturing the body of glutathione, an antioxidant that protects the body from infections and toxins. The level of cysteine is very low in patients with hepatitis C, which worsens liver damage.
The glutathione is a powerful antioxidant that helps with problems with the thyroid gland, chronic inflammation, cancer, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease.
For durability and weight loss
If you are intensively involved in sports, trying to lose weight, you are under stress or suffering from serious illness, whey should be part of your everyday meals. Whey is rich in electrolytes, perfectly hydrates the body, gives more energy and is much more appropriate than the harmful energy drinks.
Whey is the main raw material for the production of proteins that are, as you know, an inevitable part of every athlete’s diet and consuming whey allows faster recovery and muscle growth after exercise, reduces appetite and promotes weight loss.
It also contributes to the health and wellbeing because it lowers blood glucose and blood pressure, according to a research. Tendencies of modern life such as obesity, high blood pressure, fatigue and stress can be alleviated with regular consumption of whey.
Remedy for digestion
Lactic acid, which is contained in whey, reduces excessive number of fungi and bacteria in the intestine, and its low pH stimulates their work.
Regular intake of whey is recommended against constipation, flatulence, colic, diverticulitis and chronic inflammation of the intestine.
This old folk remedy can significantly help with:
- chronic fatigue
- stress thickness
- high pressure
- low immune system
- stomach discomfort
- cleansing the body of toxins
Preparation and application of whey
The best thing about whey is that you can also make it from raw milk or purchase it in markets or in shops of eco-food, or is available from local producers. Goat whey is the best, but the cow whey is good also. The most important thing is that the animals are not “pumped” with hormones. From 10 liters of milk on average, you can get one pound of cheese and nine liters of whey.
Because of its diuretic properties, whey is initially recommended to be consumed moderately, but you can drink it three times a day for 1.5 deciliter, and gradually this dose can be increased up to a liter a day.
If you have indigestion, just mix a tablespoon of whey in a glass of water and drink before each meal.
Whey can also be used for external skin care and hair, in the preparation of baked goods and smoothies, in the diet of domestic animals and pets.