What is casein? 5 benefits
Although protein supplements are not necessary to achieve your training goals, they will help you achieve them faster. Many people therefore take the well-known whey protein shake immediately after a workout. Whey is very efficient but certainly not the only suitable form of protein.
Casein protein, like whey protein, comes from cow's milk, in our case organic cow's milk. It also contains a high protein content and is very effective. It has a number of major advantages over other protein powders, which we have listed below. The 5 biggest benefits of using casein.
Many diet plans for athletes recommend consuming casein just before bedtime. They are slow proteins that release a balanced amount of amino acids during the night (up to 7 hours). The amino acids help you in your muscle recovery and muscle building while you sleep (score!). You can also take a whey protein shake before going to sleep, but that will not have the same effect as casein because your body absorbs the proteins from whey much faster. Casein therefore ensures that there is no protein deficiency in the body during the night.
It helps with weight loss
Our bodies have to make some effort to absorb casein protein. It makes your body have to work hard and thereby burn calories and increase metabolism. In addition, casein also makes you feel full, which is a big advantage because you reduce the risk of unnecessary snacking. On top of these factors, casein is also low in calories and extremely low in fat.
It helps build muscle strength and decreases your recovery time
You would think that your muscles would start to grow from the moment you hit the gym. However, food and diet is the decisive factor here. Training and nutrition go hand in hand. Without the right nutrition you will not achieve the desired results. Studies have shown that casein protein has a positive influence on muscle recovery, muscle growth and muscle maintenance. Casein is a particularly good supplement for this. Your muscles are damaged after a workout. Our body then uses protein and amino acids to repair the muscles, making them stronger and bigger than before.
It's good for your teeth!
As with other dairy products, casein could improve dental health. Studies have shown that casein has the potential to strengthen your teeth and protect them from erosion and damage thanks to the fact that casein contains calcium phosphate.
It can be consumed in different ways
If you want to take the casein quickly, you can mix it with milk or water for a quick shake. If you are not a fan of shakes, you can also make different bakes with casein. For example protein bars, muffins, cookies etc. for a healthy bite in the evenings/before going to bed. You can make "healthy" versions of your favorite snacks that deliver proteins and amino acids to your body for a longer period of time during the night. These will enable you to achieve your sports goals faster.
Another way to consume casein is through a 'Protein Fluff'. Do you want to know what it is? Through this link you will find 5 recipes for this delicious creamy and full mousse.
The common casein proteins on the market often use misleading information, artificial additives, flavors and colorings. Ekopura however, chooses to offer a fair, clean and pure protein product. Ekopura Organic Casein is 100% natural, promotes the immune system, contains all essential amino acids and is packed with antioxidants. The product is certified organic (Skal) according to the strict European guidelines that apply to this.
By the way, did you know that? Ekopura Casein by Origym is listed among the top 3 Casein protein powders worldwide? View the entire list.
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