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For plenty of people, whey protein powder is associated with one thing: bulking.   When we see shaker cups, we think of big, muscly bodybuilders chugging gallons of the stuff. In truth, though, this is only part of the picture.   It is true that whey protein powder can be a great way to support muscle growth. When used properly, though, whey can also be a powerful weapon against body fat.   How exactly does whey help burn fat? This actually happens through several mechanisms.   Reduced Appe...

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You know that breakfast is important – you've heard that since you were a kid from your mom, your teacher and just about everyone else you've ever met.   Still, breakfast is also kind of hard. Of course, there's the whole challenge of actually preparing and eating something first thing in the morning with enough time left over to get out the door. But then there's also the issue of content.   The fact is that most people just break their fasts wrong.   Fortunately, there's the protein shake. ...

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Summer is nearly upon us. And, as it draws closer, the pressure to be “beach ready” is steadily increasing.   People use all sorts of tactics to get their summer body, including a host of supplements, intense workouts, and dietary adjustments. But, what about vanilla whey protein powder?   Although most people tend to think of whey as a means of “bulking,” it can also be a powerful tool toward toning up for the summer. And vanilla whey is just delicious.   But, how can whey help you slim down...

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People usually associate grass-fed whey protein powder with muscle growth. But, how does this process actually work? Does grass-fed protein have any advantages over your standard protein products?   To really answer this question, we need to start with looking at how muscles grow and what role protein plays in that process.   The Stimulus   When you exercise, you're actually damaging your muscles. Sorry, but that's what happens. Don't worry, though, that's what you want.   Specifically, the s...

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There's lots of good stuff in whey protein supplements – not just protein. But, thanks to those other components, sometimes concerns or misconceptions tend to pop up.   The fat content of whey, for example, has raised some concerns over the cholesterol in whey protein. Let's take a closer look at the fats in whey and see how these can influence your cholesterol levels.   First, though, we need to discuss the different types of whey and their individual nutritional content.   Concentrates and ...

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As we’ve discussed before, there are plenty of whey protein powders available to you – and many have similar talking points. But you may have also noticed that Naked Nutrition is committed to bringing you the absolute best.   In our quest to do so, we routinely compare ourselves to similar brands, just to make sure we’re doing a good job. This week, we’re going to take a look at Tera’s whey protein line and see how Naked Nutrition stacks up.     A Little about Tera’s   Tera’s offers several d...

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The world of supplements is full of a dizzying array of choices. Even things that you would think would be relatively straightforward come in an ever-increasing number of variations and forms.   This can be frustrating, intimidating, and just plain annoying. More importantly, it can trick you into spending more money than you need to on a dressed-up version of a perfectly fine supplement. This lack of a straightforward options was the guiding force behind Naked Nutrition.   Take whey protein,...

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You likely already have a basic understanding of what whey protein is. However, when it comes to all the adjectives that get thrown around when it comes time to purchase protein powder, where do you even start?   Concentrate, isolate, hydrolysate… what does it all mean? Let’s go back to basics and focus on one of the simplest descriptors used for whey protein: lean.   What exactly is lean whey protein? What does the addition of the word “lean” mean?     Just Plain Whey   To fully grasp the co...

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It's pretty widely accepted that whey protein is a highly beneficial supplement – regardless of your exact fitness goals. The powder has been shown to support weight loss, muscle growth, healthy blood sugar levels, and even proper immune function. But when is the best time to take whey protein?

It's pretty widely accepted that whey protein is a highly beneficial supplement – regardless of your exact fitness goals. The powder has been shown to support weight loss, muscle growth, healthy blood sugar levels, and even proper immune function.   So, its benefits really aren't a hot topic for debate. What is pretty frequently the focus of arguments, though, is the issue of timing. When is the best time to take whey protein?   Interestingly, there is pretty solid evidence for both the pre- ...

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For some reason, Americans are only just starting to get comfortable with goat's milk and its products. Cows rule the dairy landscape here.   Increasingly, however, goat’s milk, cheese and even whey are becoming common. Seeing that, you might wonder: What's the difference? How does goat whey protein compare to the traditional cow whey protein?   The Similarities   First, let's start with what makes them similar products.     Of course, the process that creates them is the same: Milk (from a ...

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