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Protein quality: It matters
Date:11/15/2013

en compared with plant-based sources. Based on a 2012 Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) committee report, high-quality proteins from milk, whey and other dairy products are estimated to score 30 percent higher under the DIAAS system compared with protein quality scores calculated from the currently utilized Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score (PDCAAS) system. This new scoring method further strengthens the growing body of research that supports the superior advantages of whey protein in terms of functionality, flavor and nutrition for food and beverage formulators to incorporate into novel products.

Whey protein is a high-quality, complete protein containing all of the essential amino acids ("building blocks") that are naturally found in dairy. It is also one of the best sources of branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) including leucine, an amino acid associated with stimulation of muscle protein synthesis.

During his presentation, Dr. Mohr will highlight this research and discuss the many benefits of whey protein including:

  • Maintain a Healthy Weight: A reduced calorie, higher protein diet including whey protein may improve the quality of weight loss by helping a person lose more fat and/or maintain more lean muscle.2
  • Curb Hunger: Calorie for calorie, whey protein can help people feel fuller longer than carbohydrates or fats.2
  • Get Lean: Consuming whey protein and performing resistance exercise regularly can help build more lean muscle than resistance training alone or resistance training combined with carbohydrate consumption.2
  • Enhance Exercise Recovery: Consuming whey protein after exercise helps to build and repair muscle.2
  • Reduce Muscle Loss with Aging: Emerging research shows older Americans may be able to slow the age-related decline of muscle mass by engaging in resistance training and consuming higher than the Recommended Dietary Allowan
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Contact: John Thompson
jthompson@foodminds.com
312-258-9500 x119
FoodMinds LLC
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