By Zoe Bingley-Pullin
CELEBRITY NUTRITIONIST/CHEF and ISOWHEY AMBASSADOR
There’s no doubt that protein is an essential part of a balanced diet but when it comes to daily portions and the type of protein you are consuming, there’s so much more to consider than just having a good steak every now and then.
As a major contributor to strong muscles, hair, nails, blood and our internal organs such as the brain, protein is vital for a healthy body. Without it, we wouldn’t be able to complete the day-to-day tasks that we so often take for granted.
Whey protein powders are a great nutritional source of vitamins and minerals and an easy way to ensure our bodies get enough protein on a daily basis. Derived from the liquid that is separated from the casein extracted from milk, whey protein powders can aid weight management programs. They also support muscle protein synthesis when consumed in conjunction with a balanced diet and appropriate exercise program.
It’s important, however, to choose a high quality and pure whey protein powder like IsoWhey, which is low allergenic and easily digested, making it highly beneficial as a dietary supplement.
How can you use whey protein?
Whey protein powders are easy to incorporate into our daily diet through protein shakes and smoothies. It is important to note that a good protein shake should include a combination of fruits and vegetables. You can maximise its nutritional value by adding ingredients such as chia seeds, flax seed oil and coconut oil. By incorporating a whey protein powder into your smoothie, you’ll also be supplying your body with the essential amino acids that it needs.
When deciding which whey protein powder is best for you, look for a formula that includes vitamins and minerals, as well as digestive enzymes, prebiotic fibre and probiotics for nutritional and digestive balance. Try to avoid artificial colours and flavourings which are often found in some lower quality proteins and always read the label to determine the nutritional value, choosing those that offer additional benefits.
Although there are no obvious symptoms of a lack of protein, when we don’t get enough our muscle mass may deteriorate leaving us with a poorly toned body, thin brittle hair and even skin conditions that take time to improve.
Consuming a whey protein powder is great for vegetarians but is beneficial to anyone who wants to make sure they’re consuming the right amount of protein.
IsoWhey is scientifically formulated to provide 23 vitamins and minerals as well as prebiotics, probiotics, digestive enzymes and alkaline seagreens. It’s free from artificial colours, flavours, emulsifiers and sweeteners and is gluten-free. Here’s a great smoothie recipe to try at home.
The Power Date Smoothie
IsoWhey contains 0.8g of lactose per serve making this a great alternative to the milk-based fruit shakes.
1/3 cup almonds (blanched)
2/3 cup water
1 scoop IsoWhey Madagascan Vanilla protein powder
5 dates, pitted
1 tsp. honey
Blend the water and almonds extremely well until the mixture is smooth. If you have used unbalanced almonds, strain the mixture at this stage to remove the ground up husks. Add the IsoWhey and other ingredients and process well. Serve immediately.
You can choose any fruit or dried fruits for this mixture to change the flavour.
IsoWhey® is a long-term lifestyle complement to healthy eating and exercise. Its scientifically formulated, low-carb smoothie provides 15g of pure whey protein per serve, 23 vitamins and minerals, as well as prebiotics, probiotics and digestive enzymes. IsoWhey® contains no artificial colours, flavours or sweeteners, and is gluten-free.
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ABOUT OUR GUEST CONTRIBUTER
Chef/Nutritionist and IsoWhey® Ambassador
Founder of Nutritional Edge and IsoWhey ambassador, Zoe Bingley-Pullin, has long been passionate about the food in our lives. A nutritionist (Diploma of Nutrition, Sydney) and internationally trained chef (Le Cordon Bleu School, London), Zoe helps people embrace the benefits of food through education and understanding.
Zoe is the co-host, alongside Adrian Richardson, of Network Ten’s Good Chef Bad Chef. Series 5 aired weekdays in summer 2012/2013 and series 6 will commence filming in late 2013. Zoe’s expertise and presenting skills are highly sought after and she has made regular appearances on MORNINGS, Everyday Gourmet, TODAY, The Morning Show, Sunrise and Today Tonight.
Bringing her wealth of food knowledge, Zoe works closely with IsoWhey providing effective weight control advice and recently partnered with The Salvation Army’s Collaroy Centre in an effort to educate the guests and hard-working staff.
In the past Zoe appeared in Danone Activia campaigns from 2011-2012 and had a long standing relationship with Avocados Australia which saw her creating recipes, writing editorial content, making appearances on television and providing advice to the Australian public. She has also appeared at food and lifestyle trade shows including The Australian Egg Corporation.
Discussing the benefits of leading a healthy lifestyle through writing is one thing Zoe is extremely passionate about. She is the author of Eat Taste Nourish (New Holland), a practical book focusing on functional nutrition and how to create delicious and healthy food in simple ways. Zoe is also a regular contributor to national publications such as the Fitness First magazine, Women’s Health and Fitness, Harper’s BAZAAR, Madison, Marie Claire, Cleo, Cosmopolitan, OK! Magazine and Resc.com.au.
Zoe is an experienced speaker having run workshops for The Westin Hotel, Henry Davis York, Marie Claire, Clinique, Freehills, George Patterson Bates, Unilever, Capgemini, L’Oreal Biotherm’s Aquasource and Ultraceuticals to name a few. Zoe’s thriving consultancy business helps the likes of Salad Works, Eat Fit Food, Lipton Iced Teas, Continental Cup-O-Soup and Health Vending to tailor their business to a more nutritionally marketable product.Zoe is a highly sought after expert for speaking, cooking demonstrations and nutrition consulting.
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