Diet Tips

Pure Milk Vs Protein Shake

The biggest difference is the speed with which the protein and carbs in milk are absorbed by the body. Milk protein is primarily comprised of slow releasing casein, which takes up to seven hours for the body to absorb. Whey protein powder, on the other hand, takes as little as 20-30 minutes for the body to absorb. For every gram of protein, milk has 1.5 grams of carbs in the form of lactose, which is slower releasing than a simple carb like dextrose for example. While milk can certainly be beneficial post workout, to maximize the window of opportunity after a workout, whey protein and a fast absorbing carbohydrate is your best bet in a 2:1 ratio.”WHEY PROTEIN CAN BE MADE AT HOME TOO.

TRY THIS RECIPE :

Making Whey Protein Powder at home

Heat the milk gently in a saucepan and add a small amount of lemon juice or vinegar and stir. This should separate the curds and whey.
Pour the strained whey into a pot and slowly bring it to a gentle boil over low heat. Stir the whey continuously as it reduces until it becomes brown and clumpy. Pour the clumpy mixture onto a piece of wax or parchment on a baking tray and spread it into a thin layer. Allow the mixture to cool. It will harden at this point and become brittle. Break it off in pieces and store them in a container covered with cheesecloth until the pieces turn pale (this could take a week or more). Once it turns pale, it’s ready to make powder. Break off small pieces of it and crush it with a mortar and pestle or finely grind it in a coffee or spice grinder. The protein powder will have little to no flavour, so mix it with fruit juices or flavourful extracts to create tasty flavours.

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