Though popular with athletes for its ability to help build muscle mass, new studies have shown that whey protein has impressive longevity
benefits that can mimic those of calorie restriction.
New research tracks closely with my experience: Whey Protein can supposedly mimic the longevity benefits of calorie restriction (CR).
I normally have whey protein powder for breakfast because it’s a fast, simple to prepare meal substitute that tends to make me less hungry the rest of the day.
How does it do this? From the 2013 study: “Whey protein, via bioactive peptides and amino acids generated during gastrointestinal digestion, enhances the release of several hormones…that lead to reduced food intake and increased satiety.”
For a point of reference, my morning meal is typically:
- 39g of Whey Protein
- 6g of Creatine
- 33g of Glucose (improves creatine absorption)