Let’s hear it for the kids! I have to hand it to my mischievous princess and lazy lad for always keeping me on toes. Those two – I never know what to expect from them, especially my hyperactive electric toddler.
Like last night – last night I learned that my toddler loves to drink body lotion!
Because last evening, as I sat down to moisturize my hands and feet before going to bed, I forgot to place the bottle back on the shelf. Shortly thereafter, my little princess jumped on the bed and before I could figure out anything, she had already lapped up near about a tenth of lotion in the bottle!
Now don’t even get me started on traumatic leisure events. Seems like my bed is a magnet for them!
*Sigh!* – now I get it why moms are always in need of extra energy. This reminds me to tell you about one trick I discovered when I was in college. Eating some sort of protein first thing in the morning can help you feel a lot more energetic throughout the day.
Since I’m not a big breakfast person, I prefer taking protein powder as a way to add in nutrients and calories without having to take the time to prepare and eat a full meal in the morning. It may sound simple but getting enough protein in your system is not only great for your muscles and energy levels but it also does wonders to your skin and hair. Surprised? Well here’s the science as explained by Nutrition Express:
Value of Protein for Health and Beauty
“Proteins are necessary for tissue repair and for the construction of new tissue. Every cell needs protein to maintain its life. Protein is also the primary substance used to “replace” worn out or dead cells. Your muscles, hair, nails, skin, and eyes are made of protein. Those with thinning hair and too many wrinkles for your age, may lack protein.
Protein is the best nutrient to eat in order to maintain a healthy body weight, well toned body, glowing skin, stronger nails and shiny long hair. Now you have a better understanding why I keep emphasizing the value of protein. A quick and easy way to get more protein into your diet is to use a protein powder supplement.”
But taking protein powder does not mean taking any nutritional powder or protein supplement available in the market. When it comes to beauty and fitness, certain types of proteins are more desirable than the others. Even I was making my shakes with regular protein powders like Horlicks and Protinex until I discovered whey to a beautiful skin and body and bought my first whey protein powder supplement – My Fit Fuel.
What is Whey?
Whey is a liquid milk protein that is created as a by-product of cheese making (cottage cheese). As a complete protein containing all nine essential amino acids and low on lactose content, whey not only helps improve muscle tone and but also acts as a true beauty elixir with its whole range of vitamin B, lactose, protein, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, pro-biotic bacteria and almost all kinds of salts and micro elements contained in milk.
- Increases production of Glutathione: Glutathione is a naturally occurring antioxidant produced in our body. Now we all know the benefits of Glutathione for skin whitening and anti aging. However, as we age the natural production of Glutathione slows down in our body resulting in cell disintegration and liver damage—liver damage means your body can’t properly detoxify itself. Whey protein produces an amino acid that helps boost glutathione production, so adding whey protein to your daily diet means you can continue to benefit from the antioxidant’s skin benefiting and anti-aging properties.
- Creates collagen: If you think applying collagen cream on your face can rid of you that lose sagging skin, you are wrong. Putting collagen on your skin with a collagen cream is like putting cement on a brick wall, it simply cannot penetrate into the matrix. This is why it is best to take collagen internally by means of your daily diet. Since Protein contains amino acids called L-lysine and L-proline, which are very important in the creation of collagen in your body, taking protein powder supplement is a great way to build firmer, supple skin from within.
- Promotes hair growth and prevents brittle nails
- Improves fitness and overall body structure by increasing lean muscle mass
My Fit Fuel Whey Protein Powder Review
Product description: My Fit Fuel Whey Protein is a Whey Protein Concentrate 80 product. My Fit Fuel is an Indian Company and they are making excellent quality products in India. All their products are FSSAI approved.
Packaging: The protein powder comes neatly packaged in an air-tight plastic bag with a measuring spoon and blending bottle.
Texture: Soft and smooth
Mixability: Requires a shaker or a blending bottle to get the right consistency without lumps
My experience with My Fit Fuel Whey Protein Powder Concentrate
The brand suggests to add 2 scoops of protein powder to 250 ml of milk or water to get proper taste. I tried with both and let me tell you, the product tastes better in milk. But still, the taste is no where comparable to the regular health drinks available in the market. I researched on the net and found that pure whey like other healthy stuff does not tastes so good. Don’t get scared girls, the taste isn’t bad either. It’s just that it takes time to develop its taste. It took me two weeks to enjoy MFF. The flavor is strong and I find one scoop of powder enough to make a nice chocolate flavored shake.
Normally, when I have something to eat at around 8 in the morning, I’m starved by 11, but not when I have this protein shake. When I have this protein shake in the morning, I feel full till 12 and its hella nutritious. While one month is too early a time to comment on the health and beauty benefits of a protein powder, I must say, taking MFF daily in the morning has made me much more active and energetic. Also, my stomach feels less bloated and my hair look a tad bit shinier and thicker than before.
Coming to blending ability, I first tried mixing it directly in cold milk by simply stirring it with spoon but it resulted in lumps and chunks of dry unmixed powder. Then I realized the purpose of complimentary blending bottle with this pack. Shaking is necessary to make a smooth drink if you want to enjoy it in cold milk.
I chose to add My Fit Fuel Whey protein powder to my daily diet because it seemed like the most simple, straight forward way to add more nutrition to my diet. It can be taken both as a meal replacement and protein supplement for weight loss and weight gain purposes respectively. The fact that whey protein also has amazing beauty benefits makes it a hit among beauty addicts like me.
But because this is my first whey protein powder supplement, I cannot comment on how well this whey protein concentrate compares with other whey protein powders in the market. And as per me, MFF is a great protein powder to begin your journey to a healthier, fitter, and more beautiful you.