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Types of Whey Protein

Learn more about the types of whey protein & find out which is best for you.

Guest Post Written by: Alessia Pizzino

What is Whey Protein? 

Whey is one of the two major proteins found in milk, the other is casein. Whey is the liquid portion of milk that separates during the production of cheese. Once separated this liquid undergoes production to become the whey protein powder we see in stores.  

 Whey and Weight Loss 

One benefit of adding whey protein to your diet, is that is can play a role in aiding in weight loss. Some of the nutrients found within whey protein aid in protein synthesis inside the body which burns quite a few calories.  Another way whey protein can help with weight loss, is that consuming it has been shown to satiate appetite. This means that after consumption, you will stay fuller, longer. With this, whey protein can also be used as a meal replacement when combined into something, such as a shake.  

 Whey and Muscle Gain 

Whey protein is very popular amongst people looking to gain muscle mass. One of the biggest reasons people turn to whey protein for this, is that whey provides a faster absorption rate compared to other forms of protein. Whey protein also provides protein, amino acids, and insulin for increased muscle growth. Leucine, one of the amino acids found in whey protein, is known to stimulate muscle synthesis within the body. 

 Whey Protein and Lactose 

According to the Genetics Home Reference, about 65% of people have trouble digesting lactose. While whey protein does contain only small amounts of lactose, for some, this still may be enough to upset your digestive system. However, a recent study published in Women’s Health Magazine, reports that lactose may not be the cause of digestive upset many people experience from dairy products, but rather a protein found in the cow where the dairy product has come from.  Cows can produce milk with two different kinds of protein, A1 and A2.

In the distant past, all cows produced milk with the A2 protein, but due to production changes and large-scale farming, the A2 protein mutated to A1. In the study conducted with patients suffering from what was believe to be lactose intolerance, those who consumed the A1 milk had greater gastrointestinal inflammation than those who consumed A2 milk.  

 Which Whey is Right for You? 

Depending on processing, there are three major kinds of whey protein available for purchase. The first is whey protein concentrate which is about 70 – 80%, contains some lactose, and has been known to be the best tasting whey. The second kind is whey protein isolate which contains a higher amount of protein, typically 90& or higher as well as less lactose and fat than whey protein concentrate. However, whey protein isolate is missing many beneficial nutrients that can be found in whey protein concentrate. This final kind of whey protein is whey protein hydrolysate which is pre-digested so that it is absorbed faster by the body. 

If you have trouble digesting lactose, or possibly the A1 protein found in most dairy products, consider using a whey protein such as SFH Whey Protein Powder that uses only A2 cows for production. 

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Resources: 

http://www.womenshealthmag.co.uk/health/symptom-checker/4962/are-you-dairy-intolerant-read-this/ 

https://authoritynutrition.com/whey-protein-101/ 

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/263371.php 

http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/how-whey-helps-drop-body-fat.htm 



Posted by Kristina Portillo on 06 September, 2016 High Protein, SFH, whey protein | Read more →

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Featured Item: Limited Edition Static 6 Pack Bags

6 Pack Bags released a new color, static, in July. This new color is an excellent edition to an already popular line. 6 Pack Bags are multi-functional bags that include an insulated core with meal container trays and other space to carry your daily essentials. Whether you are commuting to work, running errands, or flying across the country, there is a 6 Pack bag to meet your meal management needs. 

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Made for travel and commuting. Includes strap on the back panel so you can slide it through your carry-on luggage handle. See more.

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Business Travel Life is Donating 10% of December Sales to Dallas DogRRR

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Business Travel Life is excited to announce we will be donating 10% of sales from our store in the month of December to the Dallas DogRRR. The Dallas DogRRR captured our hearts when we read this horrific article on the Bark Post about a mass dog grave and dumping ground located outside of Dallas. Our faith in humanity was both lost and restored while reading this article, thanks to the Founder of Dallas DogRRRR who was shown searching through the dumping ground, trying to find dogs that were still alive. Dallas DogRRR is 100% volunteer based, there are no employees on salary and no administrative fees. Every single cent that is donated goes directly to the care of the dogs they have rescued. In order to support the amazing organization, Business Travel Life is donating 10% of sales from our online store this month to the Dallas DogRRR. You can also buy items needed by the rescue by shopping their Dallas DogRRR Shopping List on Amazon.

 

The RRR part of the Dallas DogRRR name stands for Rescue, Rehab, and Reform. The rescue begins as soon as the dog is found. On occasion, the Dallas DogRRR will find a dog that is truly lost and can be happily reunited with their owner. Sadly, the majority of the rescues have been dumped like trash and are immediately grateful to be in the care of a loving human. Once the dog is taken in, the Dallas DogRRR volunteers immediately start preparing the pups for their forever home. T

he Dallas DogRRR works with fosters and local rescues to rehabilitate the dogs for their lives. Rehabilitation starts with a bath and a thorough veterinary exam (including  spay/neuter procedures, beginning flea and heartworm preventative, and updating all required vaccinations). Rehabilitation also includes some R&R for these dogs.  The last component of rehab is evaluation and training.

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Rehabilitation also includes lots of  rest, relaxation & belly rubs, as shown above by Banksy. Banksy is available for adoption at Dallas DogRRR. Banksey is a beagle coonhound mix that is available for adoption.

 

Dallas DogRRR reform involves creating awareness and educating the public. If you are interested in adopting from the Dallas DogRRR please see visit their adoption page and see all the beautiful furbabies that are available. All dogs can be adopted for half price in the month of December. See detail here.

 

 Business Travel Life Providing nationwide nutrition and fitness concierge services, Business Travel Life seamlessly integrates a healthy lifestyle into corporate and business travel . We partner with our clients to provide nutrition plans and workouts that are achievable on the road. Our clients benefit from the customized level of service and ongoing support we provide. Check out our online store before your next trip to shop for healthy travel snacks, travel friendly workout tools, and accessories that make healthy travel easier.

Posted by Kristina Portillo on 04 December, 2015 Read more →

Jump Rope Workout

Jump roping is a great workout. It is also a great way to burn calories without going to the gym. Whether you are looking for a home workout or a travel workout, a jump rope can burn over 10 calories per minute! If you are bored with the treadmill and stationary bike, jump rope is a great way to change up your cardio. 

6 Reasons Jump Rope is a Great Hotel Workout

  • Jump rope is a great way to burn calories. According to WebMD, you would have to run an 8 minute mile to burn the same amount of calories (estimated minimum of 10 calories per second).
  • Jump ropes are also highly portable. You can easily tuck the rope into a shoe or the pocket of your luggage.
  • Jump rope offers a full body workout because you are using your upper and lower body.
  • Jump rope does put stress on your knees, ankles and hips, but it is lower impact than running.
  • A study found participants who used jump ropes had greater appetite suppressionthan those who cycled.
  • Jump ropes are inexpensive. Many cost less than $20.

Jump Rope Basics

  • Choose a jump rope that rotates easily at the handles.
  • Find the right sized rope by stepping on the center of the rope with both feet. Pull the handles up towards your chest. The handles should reach your armpits.
  • Beginners should start with a simple jump rope (not beaded or weighted). This will ensure you maintain proper form until you are more advanced.
  • Advanced jumpers can use a weighted rope for more of a challenge.
  • Regardless of skill level, jump roping should be done wearing cross training tennis shoes (never barefoot).
  • Remember to keep your knees bent slightly and keep your weight on the balls on your feet.
  • Keep your chin up and look forward while you are jumping.
  • As a beginner, you only need to jump 1″ or less off the ground. More advanced jumpers can try more advanced moves like double-unders.
  • You do not want to jump on hard surfaces such as concrete because it hurt your knees. Plush carper will also be difficult to jump on.

Jump Rope Workout

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Posted by Kristina Portillo on 09 November, 2015 home workout, jump rope, travel workout | Read more →

SFH Pure Whey Protein Powder Pumpkin Yogurt

Looking for another healthy way to enjoy pumpkin this season? This pumpkin protein yogurt is a wonderful treat to enjoy as a snack or as a topping or dip for fruit, pancakes or waffles.

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SFH PURE Whey Pumpkin Protein Yogurt (1 Serving)     

  • 3/4 scoop SFH PURE Whey Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 2 tbsp. pumpkin
  • 6 oz. plain, fat-free Greek yogurt
  • Dash pumpkin spice
  • Granola (optional)
  • Stevia or maple syrup (optional)
  • Chia seeds (optional)
  1. Mix Greek yogurt and pumpkin together in a bowl. 
  2. Stir in SFH Pure Whey Vanilla Protein Powder
  3. After the first three ingredients are mixed, add a dash of pumpkin spice and stir.

Tips:

  • If you would like this to be a little bit sweeter, add stevia or maple syrup, or use vanilla flavored Greek yogurt (has added sugar)
  • Top the yogurt with Granola for added crunch. 
  • Stir in chia seeds for added fiber and omegas. 

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Nutrition facts: 1 serving  (no optional ingredients) 

  • Calories: 190
  • Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 11g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Protein: 35g

 Did you know?

  • Pumpkin is loaded with Vitamin A and beta-carotene which aid in vision.
  • Pumpkin is also great to eat right after a workout because it is packed with potassium. 
  • Whey protein is derived from milk and provides a perfect mix and proportion of amino acids that aid in fat loss, muscle recovery and growth.
  • SFH PURE Whey Vanilla Protein Powder is made with non-de-natured whey protein derived from free-range, all-natural, grass-fed cows. The protein powder is 82-84% pure whey protein and contains no additives or preservatives. 
Posted by Kristina Portillo on 13 October, 2015 High Protein, Pumpkin, Recipes, SFH | Read more →

SFH Peach Crunch Protein Shake

Who needs a sugar filled peach crisp, when you can have a protein packed peach crunch? This smoothie is a well rounded balance of carbs, fat, and protein. It is perfect solution for a breakfast on the go. 

SFH PURE Whey Peach Crunch Protein Shake (1 Serving)     

  • 1 scoop SFH PURE Whey Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1 medium peach
  • 1 cup almond milk unsweetened vanilla
  • ½ banana
  • ¼ cup uncooked oatmeal
  • 1 tbsp. chopped walnuts
  • Add almond to reach desired consistency (optional)

Add all ingredients in the blender, except the ice(optional) and chopped walnuts, and blend until smooth. Add desired amount of ice and blend again. Top with chopped walnuts. 

Tips:

  • If you are using a Vitamix, it is best to use variable 1, then use variable 10. 
  • If you would like to make this sweeter add a few drops of Stevia (0 calories) or 1-2 tsp. maple syrup (18 calories per tsp.).


Nutrition facts: 1 serving   

  • Calories: 380
  • Fat: 11 g
  • Carbohydrates: 41g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Protein: 32g

 Did you know?

  • Almond milk is an excellent substitute for milk in smoothies because it has less calories and is nutrient dense with energy production minerals copper, manganese and  riboflavin.
  • Walnuts are loaded with Omega-3 fatty acids, copper, manganese, molybdenum, and biotin. 
  • Peaches are packed with vitamin A and C. Peaches also contain antioxidants that fight free radicals. 
  • Whey protein is derived from milk and provides a perfect mix and proportion of amino acids that aid in fat loss, muscle recovery and growth.
  • SFH PURE Whey Vanilla Protein Powder is made with non-de-natured whey protein derived from free-range, all-natural, grass-fed cows. The protein powder is 82-84% pure whey protein and contains no additives or preservatives. 

 

 

    Posted by Kristina Portillo on 30 September, 2015 High Fiber, High Protein, Protein Shake, SFH | Read more →

    SFH Strawberry Kiwi Whey Protein Shake

    SFH Kiwi Strawberry Whey Protein Shake Recipe

    Kiwis are a great fruit to incorporate into your diet. Kiwis are full of Vitamin C, Fiber (2g per fruit!) and Potassium. Kiwis are also known to improve sleep and reduce constipation.  This kiwi strawberry protein shake is a great way to start your day off healthy and has 7 gram of fiber!

    SFH Kiwi Strawberry Whey Protein Shake - 1 Serving

     

    Ingredients:

     Blend the ingredients together (without ice) until mixed thoroughly. If desired, add ice and blend to desired consistency. 

    335 calories / 3g fat/ 43g carbs/ 36g protein

     

    For a stronger Strawberry flavor use SFH Strawberry Fuel instead of SFH PURE Whey Vanilla.

    Posted by Kristina Portillo on 17 September, 2015 High Fiber, High Protein, Kiwi Strawberry, Protein Shake, Recipes, SFH | Read more →

    11 Benefits of Yoga for Business Travelers

     

    September is National Yoga Month. It is a great reason to learn more about yoga and the benefits of yoga during travel. 

    A recent article published by researchers in Sweden shared the very real negative side effects of frequent travel; which included physiological, physical, emotional and social consequences. As a road warrior, you can likely relate to often unspoken but highly common side effects: anxiety (blame the inbox overload), the sleepless nights (blame the jet lag), the stress (blame the work deadlines), the loneliness (blame the nights alone in your hotel room), the exhaustion (blame the late flights and early meetings), the weight gain (blame the lack of physical activity), the ongoing back/ neck/ knee (blame the constant sitting and screen time) and the forgetfulness (blame the over-congested calendar). These are all unfortunate side effects of frequent travel.  The good news is that yoga may offer a solution to the management of some of these undesirable issues.

    According to the Yoga Health Foundation, yoga is "is a scientific system designed to generate greater clarity and harmony in life." Clarity and harmony on a daily basis are two qualities any road warrior would love experience, in addition to many of the other benefits yoga has to offer.

    Benefits of yoga for business travelers include:

    • Anxiety Reduction- Practicing yoga transfers your focus and attention to your body and breath (instead of your inbox), which can help to temper anxiety and refresh your mind.
    • Less sleepless nights-  Jet lag often leads to travel insomnia and yoga is one way to treat insomnia naturally and easily during travel. A study found yoga can improve not just sleep quality, but sleep quantity as well.
    • Stress management-Yoga encourages relaxation, which helps to lower the cortisol (the stress hormone), and reduces overall stress levels.
    • Increased happiness- A study found that a consistent yoga led to decreased depression and led to a significant increase in serotonin levels, a decrease in the levels of monoamine oxidase (an enzyme that breaks down neurotransmitters) and cortisol.
    • Energy boost- According to the Huffington Post, active yoga "poses that stimulate the blood flow through the body -- particularly those that gently stretch the spine -- can help combat fatigue and boost feelings of vitality, and might also help to counter some of the effects of long periods of sitting."
    • Weight loss- Yoga reduces your cortisol levels and burns calories, which can both lead to weight loss.
    • Reduction of chronic back pain- Many yoga postures gently strengthen the muscles in the back, as well as the abdominal muscles. The back and abdominal muscles are essential to helping the body maintain proper upright posture and movement. When the back and abdominal muscles are well conditioned, back pain can be greatly reduced or avoided.
    • Increased strength & flexibility- Yoga postures use every muscle in the body, which strengthens the muscle while relieving tension at the same time. Yoga also improves flexibility over time as the range of motion increases.
    • Improve mental sharpness- The goal of yoga is to focus on the present and create mind-body awareness. Studies have found practicing yoga on a regular basis can improve memory and even increase IQ scores. Meditation has also been known to improve problem solving ability and information recall.
    • Relaxed sense of self- Yoga involves slow breathing and focusing on the present, which shifts your balance from the sympathetic nervous systems (fight-or-flight response) or what Herbert Benson, M.D., calls the relaxation response (a calming and restorative state).
    • Reduces Blood Pressure- The British medical journal The Lancet, conducted two studies of people with hypertension and compared the effects of Savasana (Corpse Pose) with simply lying on a couch. After three months, Savasana was associated with a 26-point drop in systolic blood pressure (the top number) and a 15-point drop in diastolic blood pressure (the bottom number—and the higher the initial blood pressure, the bigger the drop.

    Travel Friendly Hotel Yoga Accessories

    Here are five tools you can pack along on your next trip (and use at home or in your office) to start practicing yoga in your hotel room. 

    1. Natural Grip Socks- No need to pack a yoga mag if you have these socks. The grip on the bottom will prevent you from sliding around on the carpet (or towel) in your hotel room.


     

    2. 3-in-1 Yoga Mat Sling, Yoga Strap, and Resistance Band- Travelers are always looking for multi-purpose tools and this one is perfect for travel yoga. If you decided to pack your yoga mat along, wrap the sling around it to carry your mat, then use the sling as a yoga strap and a resistance band when you do your workout.


    3. Tapas Travel Yoga Mat- This yoga mat is ultra thin and light enough to be rolled tight or folded down, perfect for traveling.


    4. Everything Fits Yoga Bag- If you want to pack your yoga mat along with shoes and other items, this is the bag for you. It has straps on the bottom to attach your mat and it is large enough to travel with as a carry-on. It even has a separate mesh section in the front to store your workout shoes! 

    5. Foldable Yoga Mat- Perfect for travelers who do not want to attach a mat to their bag. This yoga mat is designed to fold up like a sweater so you can pack it easily into your luggage. 

      Try yoga anywhere!

      Are you interested in attending a yoga class or trying some postures on your own? Great news. In honor of National Yoga Month, the Yoga Health Foundation is offering a free week of yoga here.

      Here are some other yoga workouts:

      There are many benefits of yoga for business travelers. Give it a try during your next trip!

       

      Providing nationwide nutrition and fitness concierge services, Business Travel Life seamlessly integrates a healthy lifestyle into corporate and business travel . We partner with our clients to provide nutrition plans and workouts that are achievable on the road. Our clients benefit from the customized level of service and ongoing support we provide. Check out our online store before your next trip to shop for healthy travel snacks, travel friendly workout tools, and accessories that make healthy travel easier.

       

      Business Travel Life is not a licensed medical care provider and represents that it has no expertise in diagnosing, examining, or treating medical conditions of any kind, or in determining the effect of any specific exercise on a medical condition. You should understand that when participating in any exercise or exercise program, there is the possibility of physical injury. If you engage in this exercise or exercise program, you agree that you do so at your own risk, are voluntarily participating in these activities, assume all risk of injury to yourself, and agree to release and discharge Business Travel Life from any and all claims or causes of action, known or unknown, arising out of Business Travel Life’s negligence.

      Posted by Kristina Portillo on 09 September, 2015 hotel workout, yoga | Read more →

      Almond Joy Protein Shake with Coconut Protein Powder

      We are obsessed with the SFH coconut fuel protein powder and trying every excuse we can think of to use it! This protein powder is a wonderful way to fuel up before or after a workout or even enjoy as a snack before bed.  Our trainer Velvet created this delicious coconut protein shake we she says tastes just like an almond joy!  
       

       

       Almond Joy Protein Shake 

      Blend the ingredients together (without ice) until mixed thoroughly. If desired, add ice and blend to desired consistency. 

      To reduce sugar, omit mini chocolate chips. 

      346 calories / 15g fat/ 13g carbs/ 36g protein

      SFH Coconut Protein Powder

      Fuel, your complete anytime protein, is a  combination of protein, coconut fat (MCTs) and apple pectin (a mixture of medium glycemic carbohydrates in a matrix of natural fiber).

       

      Posted by Kristina Portillo on 01 September, 2015 Coconut, Protein Shake, Recipes, SFH | Read more →

      How to Use Flight 001 Spacepak Organizers

      If you are wondering how to use the Flight 001 Spacepak packing system, this video demonstrates how you can easily pack for a 2-week trip. I personally used the Flight 001 Spacepak packing system to pack for a 20 day, international trip. I was able to fit the organizers into my Tumi Vapor carry-on bag and avoided checking any luggage. 

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      Posted by Kristina Portillo on 12 August, 2015 Flight 001, Packing Tips | Read more →

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