Raised Garden Beds Area An Ideal Solution For Limited GardenersNOVEMBER 25, 2011Article by Lucien HermanRaised garden beds...
and other types of containers can be used as raised beds. These can be placed on yourporch, patio, deck or balcony. Depend...
now (Vegan in diet, but not quite in lifestyle yet) and feel loads healthier than I haveever felt.A Concern with SteviaNOV...
What is Stevia?Stevia is a genus of over 200 herbs of the sunflower family native toNorth and South America and now grown ...
in type-2 diabetes patients. An group of Indian researchers found that stevia contains anumber of antioxidants, which can ...
apples, bananas, apricots, peaches, mangos. For these fruits add just a part of the fruitremembering that fruit can contai...
As far as raw foods go, I eat a lot of salads (make my own dressing [Vegenaise, soymilk, and seasonings), smoothies (no mi...
When the spring rolls around it is time to put the seeds in the ground. Brussel sprouts(depending on the specific species)...
Why Sugar Free Chocolate is UtilizedNOVEMBER 25, 2011Article by Ygo BelmonteThe kind of food that releases endorphins amon...
cardiovascular wellness through consuming dark sugar free chocolate occasionally.Lastly, there is the fact that this type ...
Food Industry Network HC Exhibition Background:Sugar-free food as early as 30 years in the last century have occurred in t...
and demand, pursue greater development. “I believe this show will seek thedevelopment of sugar-free food manufacturers to ...
Answer by Josh Jancattiweird thats what i was thinking it tastes the sameNew VitamineNOVEMBER 25, 2011VitamineThe processe...
Dieting can shift the amount of calcium soaked up from food, exhausting the body‟ssupply. For adult dieters, one thousand ...
sports supplements, companies will try and baffle you with scientific studies andreasons why you should buy their product ...
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  1. 1. Raised Garden Beds Area An Ideal Solution For Limited GardenersNOVEMBER 25, 2011Article by Lucien HermanRaised garden beds are an ideal solution for gardeners who are no longer able to reachor bend as well as they once could before. When garden beds are built to the rightheight, they can be accommodating to gardeners who are wheelchair bound or are justhaving problems bending down as they were before. Raided garden beds do notrequire any heavy digging as a regular garden. All one would need to do is place thebed in a sunny area, fill the bed with good, quality plant mix, preferably one that isspecializes as a weed killer. You can check with your local landscaping supply storefor planter‟s mix or make your own compost mix. Raised beds are available as easy-to-assembly kits from online retailers such as Preen.com and your local gardencenters. You can also build your own from home. There are even raised beds thatcome with a ledge. This ledge is used by gardeners to sit and tend to their plants.Raised garden beds can come in any form and size. Most garden specialistrecommend a depth of 6 to 10 inches, with a recommend width of 3 to 4 feet. Thiswill make it more accessible from both sides. Typical garden bed kits are made withrot resistant wood, like redwood or cedar, or recycled plastics. These boards typicallyfit comfortably into brackets on each side, if not, then they are held together withlarge pins or screws. Most raised garden beds are filled with high quality soil.Because of the high quality soil, they typically drain better as well. The soil tends towarm up sooner, by doing this, it allows the seeds sowing in the Spring time a fewweeks prior to traditional ground gardening does. When seedlings grow to about 3inches tall, it is best practice to apply Preen Vegetable Garden Weed Preventer<http://preen.com/products/preen-vegetable-garden-weed-preventer>, this is a naturalway to kill weeds. Preen Vegetable Garden Weed Preventer is made of 100 percentcorn gluten, a natural pre-emergent herbicide that keeps weed seeds from sprouting.Raised garden beds can come equipped with a drip irrigation system, which iseffective in distributing water to the root zone, this is where water is needed most. Tryto avoid overhead watering, even though this method is not as wasteful, it cancontribute to fungal diseases. Following directions is critical when fertilizing yourplants, it is always best to read the label. When you over fertilize, you cause the plantsto grow week, and grow too fast. All things insects and aphids like. Make sure toidentify the issues before treating it. If you need help, it is best to contact a localprofessional or someone at your local garden center. Window boxes, grow bags, urns
  2. 2. and other types of containers can be used as raised beds. These can be placed on yourporch, patio, deck or balcony. Depending on the space available and your creativity,there is a lot with what you can do once you put your green thumb and mind together.When it comes to your plants, always use quality mix for containers. These mixestypically are lighter in weight and when watering, drain much better than potting soildoes. Even though vegetables are typically harvested in beds, they too are frequentlyused as ornamental plants, such as annuals, perennials and some shrubs.Lebanon Seaboard Corporation, builders of your just about every day lawn andgarden merchandise. Preen is are highlighted brand name for weed killer. We havebeen developing lawn and garden goods since 1947. Lebanon Seaboard Corporationoriginated in Lebanon, Pa and nonetheless continues to be in the similar site for a lotmore than sixty several years.WeeQuestion by texaschic100: Raw food diet vs. vegan vs. macrobiotic vs….?Help! I want to eat a more natural,unprocessed diet primarily of veggies and fruit.Eggs and seafood are okay too as are nuts, but I don‟t want to be soaking nuts orseeds for sprouting . I want to get my calcium from vegetable sources rather thandairy and I want to cook my food as well rather than blend and eat everything raw. Ineed some recipes and support for this lifestyle but I don‟t know where I fit in. Theraw recipes don‟t do it and the macrobiotic ones include soy protein, which I don‟twant to eat either. Anyone know what I‟m looking for?Best answer:Answer by JenI do not know what you are looking for, but I can tell you that if you were to cut allprocessed foods (including meat) out of your diet, you will feel a million timeshealthier as long as you eat right.I‟ve been a Vegetarian for five years. I lived off of processed imitation meats (two tothree meals a day had some form of “meat” in it). After cutting those out of my diet Ifelt quite a bit healthier. Dropped the dairy and felt even healthier. I‟m nearly Vegan
  3. 3. now (Vegan in diet, but not quite in lifestyle yet) and feel loads healthier than I haveever felt.A Concern with SteviaNOVEMBER 25, 2011Article by Jackielyn SolomonStevia (rebaudiana) is a plant mainly found in the regions of South and CentralAmerica. It was found to be a very good alternative to the common sugar by thepeople of Paraguay and Brazil 500 years ago. It is said that the extract from the saidplant is 300 times sweeter than sugar. Researchers and experts stated that that thereare still inadequate and validated studies which say will prove that it is definitivelynot harmful for human consumption. Experiments have been conducted with rats andsimilar animals which has shown traces of minimal toxic reaction and some adverseand negative effects on the fertility of the male rats. These controversial studies havebeen under international scrutiny regarding its procedural processes.A dose of steviol,the obvious substance in Stevia that has raised some questions, was way above normallevels. In a nutshell, a human had to eat half of his weight in Stevia leafs every day. Insuch masses even sugar would be hazadous. If you calculate the daily consumption ofStevia to replace the average daily sugar consumption, a human would eat 4 gram ofStevia leafs what{ Comments on this entry are closed } Stevia Extract: The Best Natural Sweetener, or Just Another Fad?NOVEMBER 24, 2011Article by Marc CourtiolWhat if there were a natural substance that had no calories, was sweeter than sugar,and did not cause any of the health problems associated with sweet foods? What if,moreover, this substance actually had health benefits, containing numerous beneficialminerals and antioxidants? Many people might assume that this magical sweetenerwas too good to be true, but there is a real substance by the name of stevia thatactually fits this description. You have probably heard of stevia by now, but manypeople still have misconceptions about what it is, exactly.
  4. 4. What is Stevia?Stevia is a genus of over 200 herbs of the sunflower family native toNorth and South America and now grown throughout the world. Although the herbhas been available in some countries for many years, it has had a tough regulatorypath in the U.S. In the late 80s, when the herb was becoming big in places like Japanand South America, the U.S. FDA received anonymous complaints about Stevia‟spotentially negative health effects. As a result, the herb was banned and kept off U.S.store shelves for years.In hindsight, further studies have shown that the negative claims about stevia wereuntrue. It does not cause genetic mutations, cancer, or any of the other things. Whoprovided these libelous claims is anyone‟s guess, but there is no doubt that makers ofother sweeteners have good reason to fear stevia. In any case, the FDA eventuallyreversed its decision, and stevia is now freely available.Today, stevia-derived sweeteners are made by extracting certain elements from theherb and putting them into liquid or powdered form. Powdered stevia has incrediblyhigh potency and can substitute for sugar, in much smaller amounts, in many recipes,as well as in coffee and other drinks.Individual reactions to stevia tend to vary. For some, the sweetener is incredible; ittastes as good as or better than sugar, and it mixes well with other flavors. For someother people who try stevia, probably a minority, it has a slight licorice-like flavor thatcan be off-putting. Reactions are highly subjective, so you never know whether youwill like stevia until you try.Stevia‟s health benefitsThe best thing about stevia is that, unlike other non-sugarsweeteners such as aspartame, it comes from natural sources and is not synthesized ina laboratory. Sure, most consumer stevia undergoes a rather complex preparationprocess before hitting store shelves, but it is still natural in origin. Today, we cannoteven say this about many products sold as sugar.More research is needed to definitively prove the health benefits of stevia, so do nottake any of these points as gospel, but studies already completed have found severalbenefits.A Taiwanese study found that stevia eased high blood pressure without side effects. Astudy performed in Denmark found that stevia may aid in keeping a low blood sugar
  5. 5. in type-2 diabetes patients. An group of Indian researchers found that stevia contains anumber of antioxidants, which can help fight cancer, heart disease, and stroke.Another Indian study discovered that stevia may aid the immune system by helpingproduce white blood cells.Whether or not these findings turn out to be true, researchers have found no negativehealth benefits. Stevia is perfectly healthy and natural, and it is now available on agrowing number of U.S. store shelves.About Marc Courtiol: Marc Courtiol is an accomplished health researcher in the fieldof natural wellness. A graduate from Cornell, Marc is a contributing author for severalonline journal sites and believes in the many uses of gripe water. Marc has a blog onimproving digestive wellnesspublished in the Natural Health Journals.Best Weight Loss Meal Replacements – Soy Protein Shakes for Weight Loss MealReplacementsNOVEMBER 24, 2011Best Weight Loss Meal ReplacementsSoy Protein shakes as meal replacements can be your best solution for easy andhealthy weight loss. You can simply replace two meals each day with a quick andhealthy soy protein shake that only takes a couple minutes to prepare.Making food choices when you are trying to lose weight can be a pain. And it can alsobe a time of temptation when a meal Is not simple to buy or easy and fast to prepare.You can more easily keep your weight loss on track by being able to have simple andquick soy protein shake meal replacements that only take a couple minutes to prepare.If you keep your refrigerator stocked with a few ingredients for your favorite shakes,and your blender handy on your counter top, then you can have your mealreplacement within just a couple minutes – and have it be delicious.Best Weight Loss Meal ReplacementsSuggestions of ingredients to have on hand for soy protein shakes are: milk or soymilk, orange juice or orange juice concentrate, apple juice for the liquid part of yourshake. Go easy on the amount of the juice or concentrate to keep the calories withinreason. Then have some choices of your favorite fruits to add just a small amount of:
  6. 6. apples, bananas, apricots, peaches, mangos. For these fruits add just a part of the fruitremembering that fruit can contain quite a few calories. So add like 1/3 to ½ of abanana, or ¼ to 1/3 of an apple.Same goes for apricots, peaches, and mangos or whatever fruit you add to your shake.When really trying to keep the calories down, use extracts instead of the fruit, or just alittle fruit along with an extract.Ice cubes can be very handy to add some body to your shake and when ice cubes aremade with just water, they are calorie free.However you may want to make some fruit into ice cubes so that you have both thefruit and the consistency of a milk shake. You can freeze in your ice cube traysmashed up strawberries or mashed raspberries as “ice cube fruit” to add to your soyprotein shakes. Or you can buy frozen fruit or frozen berries at the grocery store touse in your shakes.However you may want to make some fruit into ice cubes so that you have both thefruit and the consistency of a milk shake. You can freeze in your ice cube traysmashed up strawberries or mashed raspberries as “ice cube fruit” to add to your soyprotein shakes. Or you can buy frozen fruit or frozen berries at the grocery store touse in your shakes. Best Weight Loss Meal ReplacementsKeep Slim – The Smarter WayGet your Best Weight Loss Meal Replacements and start keeping slim withoutcutting food!TryThe Diet Solution and see how it changes your life … Forever!Question by …: What are the effects on men from eating soy protein? read thedetails!!?I‟ve heard that consuming soy protein can lower testosterone levels and other thingslike that. My question is how much soy would you have to eat to be effected by it?and are any of the effects permanent?Best answer:Answer by Amy MSoy isnt that great for you iit was highly over rated and was just another item thatpeople went bonkers over
  7. 7. As far as raw foods go, I eat a lot of salads (make my own dressing [Vegenaise, soymilk, and seasonings), smoothies (no milk, just fruits and water), a lot of sandwiches(though the bread has been baked making this not technically raw, but raw, skinlesseggplant is great on sandwiches), hummus and veggies, … That‟s about it for raw. Ialso eat a lot of pasta, though not raw.Best of luck. Make sure you keep up the vitamin B12 levels if you give up meat. Ifyou eat fortified cereal, you should have no problems with that. Hopefully I was atleast a little bit helpful. If not, I apologize–Quite tired this morning.Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!{ Comments on this entry are closed }Home Vegetable Gardening – Growing Brussel SproutsNOVEMBER 24, 2011Brussel sprouts are a great vegetable to add to anyone‟s garden. They do well in avariety of temperate climates, so regions where cold weather sets in, brussel sproutswill do just fine.They are a great source of many minerals and vitamins that the human body required,meaning that adding them to your diet can satisfy many nutritional needs.Here in this tutorial I give you some simple steps you can follow to increase theharvest of these wonderfully nutritious vegetables right in your own backyard.Start by preparing your site. If you are going to grow them in pots on your porch orbalcony make sure have a pot at least twelve inches deep with a diameter of ten inchesfilled with garden soil available from any home or garden center. For the traditionalbackyard garden, make sure you mix in plenty of compost or manure in the fall so thesoil is ready in the spring.Get yourself a pH soil tester. They require soil to be less acidic so keep the soil pHlevel under 7.
  8. 8. When the spring rolls around it is time to put the seeds in the ground. Brussel sprouts(depending on the specific species) can take up to 100 days to reach maturity, so startby growing them indoors and then transplant them when they are four to six weeksold. Whether you start them indoors and transplant them or directly seed them into thegarden space them out every sixteen to eighteen inches.They can grow in both warm temperatures but do better in cooler climates. So don‟tbe discouraged if you live in a warmer part of the world if your brussel sprouts don‟tyield the same amount as your cooler climate growers. Just keep the soil evenly moistand a top layer of well decomposed compost to give your brussel sprouts a freshsupply of nutrients throughout the growing season.Harvest them whenever the buds are firm, usually a half inch to one inch in size.Many species of brussel sprouts will survive a few frosts, so keep harvesting until theplant no longer produces anymore, which could go into very cooler temperatures.If you have never thought of growing them in your own home vegetable garden youcan see by the tips above just how easy it is to do so. Add some beneficial nutrients toyour diet through growing brussel sprouts right in your own backyard.About the AuthorMike is the author of the book Vegetable Gardening for the Average Person: A guideto vegetable gardening for the rest of us, available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble andwhere ever gardening books are sold. He can be reached at hiswebsite: AveragePersonGardening.comwhere you can sign up for his free newsletterand he will send you a pack of vegetable seeds to get your home vegetable gardenstarted.Question by just visiting: Are any of the seeds in commercial birdseed bad forhumans?I mean could I eat sprouts made from it? its a lot cheaper for a lot more, thansprouting sprouts.Best answer:Answer by SheilaMany commercial seeds are treated with gawd-knows-what to prevent them fromsprouting.
  9. 9. Why Sugar Free Chocolate is UtilizedNOVEMBER 25, 2011Article by Ygo BelmonteThe kind of food that releases endorphins among its several usages is chocolate.Endorphins are recognized to enhance the mood of the eater. Still, many individualsdesire to get the benefits of this potent foodstuff, yet they may not consume sugarbecause of their health conditions. That is the reason why individuals opt for sugarfree chocolate rather than choosing chocolate made from sugar alcohols. Sugaralcohols are sweetening that happen naturally as well as taste the same with regularsugar. The primary difference between these two is sugarless chocolate has lessercalories and fat. There are several versions of no sugar chocolate, which include milk,dark and white. Specially created products may be bought from home baker to createtheir personal sugar free chocolate. Naturally, these types of chocolate candies aresimply to locate in various stores, just make sure to get the best quality. Consideringthat you understand well, diabetes is a chronic medical ailment that is notaccumulating yearly and oftentimes individual should take specific methods toprevent this ailment, which involve regular exercising and consuming healthyfoodstuffs. Of course, these folks several instances likewise manage their ailmentthrough insulin injection. Some feel that non-conventional means must be their courseof action. In addition, there are individuals who are suffering from other seriousailments. Whenever deciding to the typical treatments never completely provide goodresults, individuals search for anything else that is beneficial. Sugar free chocolate isone of many foodstuffs containing antioxidants, yet as opposed to all other foodstuffs,many people believe that this particular type of chocolate tastes perfectly. This is alsosimilar to consuming dark chocolate that may be consumed at a greater amountcompared to typical chocolate products because there is no sugar that may triggerweight gain. Therefore, feel free to buy one when you visit a store like the mostdependable Whey Chocolate. Moreover, whenever we talk about diabetics, it likewiseplays a function in alleviating the disappointment of limiting the foods. Scientistshave proven that a sugar freechocolate may enhance the energy of an individual who consumes it, devoid ofexperiencing a sugar-crash afterwards. A sugar free chocolate never incorporatescaffeine also. Individuals who consume this type of chocolate never have to worryregarding the bad liver and other adverse effects, which caffeine may generate. Kidsmay also indulge this sugarless chocolate without having to argue with their parentslater on. Severe heart failure patients may advance the enhancement of their
  10. 10. cardiovascular wellness through consuming dark sugar free chocolate occasionally.Lastly, there is the fact that this type of chocolate battles aging, as it containsbeneficial skin protective components that can definitely provide positive results tothe overall health of the body too.The Biggest Breakthrough In Chocolate Innovation! Introducing WheyChocolate Your Taste Buds Won‟t Know The Difference, But Your Body Will.Please see this site for more info.Question by Lil miss sunshine: How do they make sugar free fizzy drink/ sodasweet?Mum buys sugar free fizzy drink, and on the back the nutrition info says it has 0grams of sugar. The ingredients just says it has „sweeteners‟.Whats this mean and is it healthier?Best answer:Answer by ywroseoftxAspartame is usually what the sweeteners is in most diet drinks. Is it health? hmm Iguess if you are trying to cut down or out the sugars it would help.Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!{ Comments on this entry are closed }Sugar-free Food Fair China 2010 – Food, Sugar-free Foods – Food IndustryNOVEMBER 24, 2011Start time: 2010-04-01 End time: 2010-04-03 Venue: The Shanghai EverbrightConvention & Exhibition Center (No. 88 Cao Bao Road, Shanghai)Contact: Ma Jun Contact Phone: 21-34080287 Sponsored by: Journal of the wholeUnion / China homologous Ltd.Sponsor: Exhibition Service Co., Ltd. Shanghai days
  11. 11. Food Industry Network HC Exhibition Background:Sugar-free food as early as 30 years in the last century have occurred in theconfectionery industry, but after 80 years has been to replace traditional sweeteners,sugar-free candy has become the mainstream of the international food market. In theUnited States, Germany and other developed countries, sugar-free food has been quitecommon, and even sugar-free foods have been accounted for Food market Total 1 / 3of the product to prevent tooth decay, lower cholesterol, prevent diabetes, weight loss,low energy, etc. to add xylitol and maltitol Sweeteners Of food products. With thecontinuous improvement of living standards, health standards have been appropriateto upgrade, however, the modern “rich man‟s disease” also follow. The continuousincrease in diabetes, in addition to Pharmacy Industry has brought new growth, butalso to the food industry has opened up market space. Into the supermarkets,hypermarkets, people will find sugar-free cookies, sugar-free Moon cake , Sugar TaoSu, no jelly beans milk powder, sugar Lantern, sugar-free eight-treasure porridge,sugar-free drinks to get people in the eye, these sugar-free food counters often has a“counter diabetes,” the words. Some retail pharmacies are also people with diabetes,additional sugar-free food and medicine specialty. Obviously, including obesity,including diabetes disease groups, has set his sights “sugar free” word, pay attentionto intake of sugar and low calorie food is becoming a consensus of people. In additionto our current large number of diabetic patients, there are many high blood sugar,body fat, and high blood lipid partial patients, these special groups of people arespending a large contingent of sugar-free foods. Moreover, there are only afraid of fatsweet tooth sugar-loving ladies and fear can cause decay of the children, they aresugar-free food “reinforcements.”Sugar-free food production in China to promote technological innovation, a richsugar-free food product categories in China, high quality products to enhance industryawareness, and promote domestic and foreign sugar-free food technology researchand application, to enhance communication between the industry Cooperation To helpclear our sugar-free food manufacturers industry trends, to grasp market trends, use ofregional advantages of Shanghai, China‟s sugar-free foods to improve thecompetitiveness in the international market, the Shanghai-day Exhibition Service Co.,Ltd. will jointly co-organized by relevant government functional departments ” 2010China‟s sugar-free food fair. ” The second exhibition series “products, trade talks,technological exchange, information dissemination,” as one, thus “promotingtechnological progress, promoting internal and external Sell Guide the market supply
  12. 12. and demand, pursue greater development. “I believe this show will seek thedevelopment of sugar-free food manufacturers to provide a good image to showstrength, brand, explore the market, given the information of the trade opportunities!Organizer: China all together / China homologous Ltd.Sponsor: Days Exhibition Service Co., Ltd. ShanghaiExhibition schedule: Report exhibit: March 30, 2010 -31 daysExhibition Time: April 1, 2010 -3 daysVenue: Shanghai Everbright Convention & Exhibition Center (No. 88 Cao Bao Road,Shanghai)Hold cycle: Annual Market: International Exhibition goals: 1, for the exhibitors toprovide a full display of products, promotional business premises;2, for the exhibitors to provide an opportunity for the marketplace;3, for exhibitors with the supermarkets and stores to establish a channel ofcommunication between;4, for the exhibitors through the development of this exhibition, distribution channels,looking for distributors and Proxy Business;5, with professional buyers of vision, to create a more suitable situation of China, themost efficient sugar-free food exhibition show.I am a professional writer from China Quality Dress, which contains a great deal ofinformation about blairs hot sauce , habanero hot sauce, welcome to visit!Question by Cave Johnson: What do they put in sugar free redbulls to make themtaste the same as the sugared ones?seems too good to be true that the sugar free ones taste the same as the sugared onesbut have 200 less calories. do they put something unhealthy in it?Best answer:
  13. 13. Answer by Josh Jancattiweird thats what i was thinking it tastes the sameNew VitamineNOVEMBER 25, 2011VitamineThe processed foods we eat in excess,eg refined sugars, are perpetrators in depletingus of some minerals and vitamins. For example, too much sugar in the system can endup in a depletion of zinc, chromium, magnesium and folic acid. Also, a largeindividual who is exercising regularly and consuming less than normal may needmineral and vitamin supplementation. Many Jamaicans don‟t meet their nutritivenecessities thru food consumption alone.VitamineSupplements are planned to be an addition to daily diet and not to replace neededfood. When unsure about our body‟s nutritional deficiencies, it is safe not to beef upoutside the nutriments found in a top quality multiple vitamin / mineral supplement.This is very pertinent for the mineral iron which is probably harmful whenoversupplied. It‟s a good idea to check with a medical doctor o pharmacist beforebolstering.VitamineTrace elementsTrace elements are required in tiny quantities, but contribute to health in an enormousway. Chromium, copper, iron, selenium and zinc are examples. Chromium increasesthe cells „ sensitivity to insulin which helps to regulate blood sugar and augment heatproduction for weight reduction. Chromium helps to build lean tissue, and heavyexercise and injury increase the body‟s demand for it and possibly lead to adeficiency. Chromium is mainly available in the form of chromium picolinatesupplement. A daily dose of fifty to 400 micrograms is advocated for augmentation.VitamineCalciumCalcium is the most abundant mineral in the body, and most of it really is carried inthe bones. It is important for heart and nerve function, muscle tone and contraction.
  14. 14. Dieting can shift the amount of calcium soaked up from food, exhausting the body‟ssupply. For adult dieters, one thousand milligrams of calcium daily is recommended.Remember that vitamin C and vitamin D improve its assimilation.VitamineSome fresh studies with calcium show some guarantee for weight-loss ; diets loadedin calcium may help break down fat and result in weight loss. Calcium may do this bybinding to fat in the gut and carrying it out of the body. But other studies counterthese findings, so we wait for yet more studies.Whey Protein Isolate and Whey Protein ConcentrateNOVEMBER 18, 2011There is a lot of marketing hype behind sports supplements and so it can sometimesbe hard to work out what information we should take notice of and what to ignore.For years I was confused by marketing hype and ended up buying almost every formof protein powder out there. I have realized after many years of experimentation thatyou do not need to spend big money on a protein powder to get results and all brandsare basically very similar. When it comes to whey protein it is easy to get confusedwith the hundreds of different products out there all claiming to be better than the rest.In this article I hope to show you the difference between whey protein concentrate andwhey protein isolate.Whey protein is a by product of cheese making and it has become a really popularsupplement for bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts. In order to grow muscle and getstronger, bodybuilders need to consume a lot more protein than regular people andprotein shakes provide a convenient way to get extra protein in your diet.While I do not recommend you rely to heavily on protein shakes, there is no denyingtheir usefulness for busy athletes who don‟t always have time to prepare meals whenout and about.The main difference between whey protein isolate and concentrate is the purity of thepowder itself. Isolate is more pure and contains 90-94% protein while concentrate willusually contain about 70-85% protein. Most people would therefore assume thatisolate protein is much better than concentrate. The problem is that the isolate costsmuch more and has many important growth factors filtered out. When dealing with
  15. 15. sports supplements, companies will try and baffle you with scientific studies andreasons why you should buy their product over any other.I have been using whey protein supplements for about 5 years now and I can tell youfrom experience that there is no real difference between these two proteins. The onlytime I would recommend paying the extra money for whey protein isolate would be ifyou were lactose intolerant because whey protein isolate has much less lactose thanconcentrate. If like most bodybuilders you consume a huge amount of protein eachmonth then it is not really economically viable to purchase the more expensive isolateprotein and it offers us very little benefit in terms of muscle growth.In summary unless you are lactose intolerant do yourself and your wallet a favor bysticking to whey protein concentrate. At the end of the day protein is just protein andas long as you are getting enough from a wide variety of foods then you will continueto gain muscle. Whenever possible I would recommend buying your protein in bulkbecause you will save a small fortune. I live in the UK and generally buy all myprotein in bulk from MyProtein.co.uk. They allow you to buy bulk sports supplementsat substantial discounts. I have used them for a few years and they never let me down.I hope you enjoyed reading this article and that you will not feel pressured to spend afortune on sports supplements. Any form of whey protein will help you build muscleand get stronger. Good luck.For more sports fitness articles take a look at SportsFitnessExercise.com

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