Tips for a Protein Filled Memorial Day

Tips for a Protein Filled Memorial Day

The start of summer is often thought to begin around Memorial Day weekend – and here it is upon us! A time for picnics, outdoor activities, swimming, camping, family get togethers, and lots of great tasting food. So what if some of that good food could provide you with unexpected health benefits?

One of the great things about a holiday weekend is you can take the time to relax. When we’re having our picnics or family get togethers we’re often thinking about keeping the “menu” simple. And what’s more simple than a great tasting dip. Check out the recipe below and use your imagination for dipping ingredients (fruit maybe?)

Memorial Day Dessert Dip


  1. 2 c greek yogurt
  2. 30 g BioChem vanilla protein powder
  3. 1/4 c patriotic sprinkles

Mix together yogurt and protein until smooth, add in sprinkles then serve!

So what makes this dip so exciting? The protein!! Coming from the Greek yogurt and the BioChem protein powder you’re sure to get some great taste and great protein all in one!

Getting enough high quality protein into our diet every day can be a struggle for some of us.

How much protein do we need?

This is often a topic of conversation with many of us. According to National Institutes of Health, depending on your age, activity level, and protein quality, the daily grams of protein can vary dramatically.

The International Society of Sports Nutrition recommends people who exercise consume 1.4 – 2.0 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight. One kilogram is approximately 2.2 pounds. So if your weight is 150 pounds that is approximately 68 kilograms, which would mean, according to ISSN, you should consume about 68 grams of protein per day.

International Society of Sports Nutrition

Whey protein has a complete amino acid profile, which means it contains all of our essential (must be consumed) amino acids. Additionally whey contains non-essential amino acids, and is highly bioavailable (easily utilized by the body). However, for some people who have challenges with lactose or casein, whey concentrate can cause some digestive issues. That’s why it’s important to understand the different types of whey protein available today.

First, whey protein is the biproduct of making cheese. When milk is made into cheese, cruds are formed and inside the curds is a liquid that is called whey. The curds are pressed to release the liquid. This liquid is whey protein concentrate (the concentrated liquid from making cheese).

Whey protein concentrate will contain the dairy components (fat, cholesterol, lactose and casein) that you would normally find in milk. There are benefits to whey protein concentrate. First, you may fill full longer because of the time it takes to digest the fat and casein components. Second, many people find whey protein concentrate to have a more creamy mouth feel than other form of whey protein. However, those who are sensitive to lactose and casein may not want to select a whey protein concentrate. So what options do they have?

Whey protein isolate! Think of whey isolate as “isolating” out the amino acids (those building blocks for our body) from whey concentrate. This can be accomplished several different ways. Let’s take a look at some of the processes used to accomplish this.

Filtered whey protein isolate is what we are seeing more of today because it will not denature the protein and, when done properly, will provide you with all the essential amino acids that help support immune health.

There are 2 different filtration techniques, micro filtration and ultra filtration. These processes generally use membranes to filter out the fat, cholesterol, lactose and casein. Filtration is a process that will not denature the protein.

It’s important to look at supplements facts panels on whey protein supplements because there can be combination where concentrate and isolate are blended together in a product. For those with sensitivity to lactose and casein, these could cause some digestive challenges. Some products are a blend of micro filtration and ultra filtration materials.

The Biochem Whey Protein Isolate is an excellent protein source, easy to digest and not only is certified gluten free, but also is dual filtered, 99% lactose free, soy free, AVA certified vegetarian and supports immune health. There are multiple flavors to choose from and the sugar free Biochem Whey Protein Isolate is also KETO friendly.

Enjoy the holiday weekend and a great tasting protein rich dip to take you to #NextLevelLiving!

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