...is something I've just started which was recommended by my pulmonologist; I'm using chocolate flavored and like it so much I've been doing a bit of it every day; mixed in with my yogurt/fruit desert at night and other appropriate meals, just sprinkling it around and about as I'm in the 'experimental stage' now. I've read online a couple of sites suggesting that it may be beneficial for those with emphysema.
Here's a link to just general information: healthyeating.sfgate.com/ca...
"...Whey protein supplements aren’t just for gym buffs and bodybuilders. When incorporated into a healthy diet and taken on a regular basis, whey protein helps seniors bulk up. Lean muscle mass declines with age, causing functional decline and reduced independence in older adults. Seniors can take whey protein to help build muscle and improve strength. Before taking any supplements, though, first discuss it with your health care team.
The Lowdown on Whey Protein
Not all proteins are created equal. Because of its fast absorption rate and excellent range of essential amino acids, whey is often the choice for those looking to retain or build muscle. It’s found in the watery part of milk that separates from the fatty portion. You’ve seen whey if you’ve ever noticed liquid floating atop your opened yogurt. This liquid, which probably doesn’t look too appetizing floating on your yogurt, is packed with high-quality protein that the body readily gobbles up and assimilates into muscle. It’s most commonly available in powder form and taken as a shake to boost protein intake.
Helps Seniors Pack on Muscle and Strength
Loss of muscle mass is a common health issue that makes seniors more vulnerable to falls and metabolic disease as they move into their twilight years. Whey protein stimulates muscle growth to help seniors fight the effects of aging on skeletal muscle, according to a study reported in PLOS One in July 2017.
Healthy older men gained muscle mass and improved their strength when taking a whey protein supplement over the course of five months, according to the study results. The men were age 73, on average, and the whey supplement also contained calcium, vitamin D and omega-3 fats..."