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  • School me on WHEY PROTEIN and Is heating it dangerous?

    I've been searching the forums but need more info. Are all whey powders fairly safe, or is there a best case scenario?
    Im not into daily use, but want it for a 5 day backpacking trip. I also want a non-melting protein bar recipe but I'm worried about cooking with whey protein.

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    With respects to heating the protein, it's not DANGEROUS, but there's some discussion as to whether heating it denatures the protein (I can't remember what the verdict and recommendations are, though, because it's been so long since I've cooked with it). Non-primal peeps often cook protein pancakes with whey in it.

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    • #3
      Denatured is another word for "cooked" and the protein is just as useful to your body that way. Whey isolate is more pure than Whey "powder" but the difference is minimal unless you are allergic to most dairy. Personally, I think NOW foods makes a good product it is reasonably priced in bulk on Amazon. I'm also going backpacking soon and using some whey powder + whole powdered milk (Nestle NIDO). Not primal, but light, lots of calories, and better than lots of the alternatives.
      If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/ and this (personal fave): http://www.archevore.com/get-started/

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      • #4
        Originally posted by tfarny View Post
        Denatured is another word for "cooked" and the protein is just as useful to your body that way. Whey isolate is more pure than Whey "powder" but the difference is minimal unless you are allergic to most dairy. Personally, I think NOW foods makes a good product it is reasonably priced in bulk on Amazon. I'm also going backpacking soon and using some whey powder + whole powdered milk (Nestle NIDO). Not primal, but light, lots of calories, and better than lots of the alternatives.
        Ah, thanks - didn't realize denatured merely meant cooked... LOL. I thought it had further effects on it (though again not dangerous)
        Last edited by Christina*; 07-14-2012, 10:14 PM.

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        • #5
          not dangerous, it just makes it less body bio-available/denatures it. I've used it to bake stuff though, but never got sick off of it (thus not dangerous)
          --Trish (Bork)
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