Whey protein is derived from milk; during the process of making milk into cheese, whey protein is taken out - a combination of the naturally occurring proteins found in the dairy product. Whey contains two important proteins, beta-lactoglobulin and alpha-lactalbumin. Whey is a good source of amino acids and is highly digestible. Whey supports muscle development and metabolism. Whey also improves the digestion and absorption of nutrients. Whey protein can be found in ice cream, bread, and some other food products.
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