Thursday, 2 July 2015
I was recently asked if I would like to try this new protein ice cream by Wheyhey!
"Making sure you have enough protein in your diet is essential to getting the most out of your body - and life! Protein is the building block for all human cells, the second most abundant component of the human body after water, and can help with everything from losing weight to muscle repair and skin anti ageing! Protein is made up of amino acids of which there are 9 known as ‘essential’, and 11 other ‘non-essential’ and ‘conditional’ amino acids."
Wheyhey is made using a whey protein isolate, which contains 9 essential and 11 non essential amino acids that the human body needs. Whey protein isolate is a by-product of the cheese making process and it’s 100% natural and considered to be easily and rapidly digested.
This ice cream is designed to not only taste good, but also do you good at the same time. Each pot contains 20g of protein. It's also sugar free and suitable for use by diabetic, being naturally sweetened by a natural sweetener called Xylitol in all of their flavours. (Xylitol is a derivative of tree bark and it’s what you find in sugarfree gum and toothpaste.) Wheyhey protein ice cream helps keep your blood sugar levels stable by slowing the absorption of glucose into the blood stream.
So now you know all the healthy stuff about it, but bottom line . . . does it taste good?
I quite liked the strawberry and the banana, but I am not fond of chocolate flavoured milk anything . . . not ice cream, not milk, not hot chocolate . . . so I didn't really care for that, but don't take my word for it because I am not fussed. A chocolate milk lover might find it exceptionally tasty. It just wasn't me. Also the vanilla pot I think might have melted and then been frozen again as it had a really weird texture . . .
which you can see in the middle pot in this photo on the top line. It was foamy and airy and almost a bit like Styrofoam. It did say on the pot not to refreeze if it melted, so I really couldn't make an honest judgement on it's flavour.
It comes in four flavours . . . Banana, Vanilla, Chocolate and Strawberry, and is free of sugar, additives and chemicals . . . which can't be bad actually. I often worry about all the chemicals we ingest nowadays. (That can't be good for us I am sure. So it's nice to see a product that tastes nice and is additive, sugar and chemical free.)
From the sports perspective ingesting more protein makes sense and this is a pretty tasty way to get it.
From the weight loss perspective, upping your protein intake helps to keep you feeling fuller for longer, cuts cravings and helps slow the absorption of glucose into the bloodstream, which is also a plus.
It is available online now at Ocado and at Musclefood and is available in the single serving sizes and a larger family size.
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