Whey Protein

Whey protein is a protein present in whey, which is the watery part of milk left after it is curdled to make cheese. Milk is composed of two proteins - casein and whey. Whey protein contains nine essential amino acids with low lactose content. It helps in losing weight and lowers cholesterol in the body. It reduces the risk of developing cancer and heart diseases. It is necessary for athletes, bodybuilders, and people needing to gain muscle mass and strength while losing fat. Consuming high doses of whey protein causes acne, stomach pain, cramps, nausea, and headache.

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Please suggest a lactose-free diet for weight gain.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 29 years old male, who is 5.9 feet tall and weighs 55 kg. I take vegetables, egg, fish but not meat. I am lactose intolerant for the past three years. If I take any milk products, it causes gastritis instantly, and I have to take an antacid. I cannot take whey protein because of thi...  Read Full »


Durga Kumari

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you have mentioned that you are suffering from lactose intolerance, which means a decreased ability to digest milk sugar that is, lactose. You need not worry because you can have soy products like soy milk, tofu, and soy yogurt. Do not take whey protein or any other pr...  Read Full »

After working out, is it safe to have protein shake?

Query: Hi doctor, I started gym a few days ago. Can I take protein shake (whey protein) after my workout? Is it safe? I do not have any known food allergies. I have attached my anthropometry chart with BMI. I heard that protein will make the person unhealthy after stopping it. Is it true? Please suggest.  Read Full »


Swapan Banerjee

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, I must say that as per your height and weight your BMI (body mass index) is fine. Now you should start taking good quality foods enriched with protein. Once you are taking whey protein, it is like one-sided food. As you need more energy to do a workout, it...  Read Full »

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