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High-Quality Whey Protein (in the Right Amounts) May Be Helpful for Weight Loss

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  • High-quality whey protein from organically raised grass-fed cows contains three ingredients of particular importance for health: leucine, glutathione and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA)
  • Both leucine and CLA can be helpful if you’re trying to lose weight, while glutathione boosts your overall health by protecting your cells and mitochondria from oxidative and peroxidative damage
  • Protein can boost your metabolism and boost weight loss. But there’s also compelling evidence suggesting too much protein may promote cancer growth, so carefully monitor your overall protein intake

By Dr. Mercola

Whey protein, a byproduct of milk and cheese (often referred to as the gold standard of protein), was promoted for its health benefits as early as 420 B.C. At that time, Hippocrates recommended whey to his patients. These days, whey protein has been linked to health benefits such as:

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