Dairy Protein: When Enough Protein Is Not Enough

As higher-protein diets for health and wellness continues to rise, “how much” and “which kind of proteins,” are often asked questions. Understanding optimal levels and types of proteins for the people who need it most can help food formulators meet consumer demand for better, personalized nutrition. Researchers also shed light on a growing body of…

What is the highest protein level of Milk Protein Isolate (MPI) available and what applications can it be used for?

IdaPro Milk Protein Isolate-90% (MPI-90). Water, lactose and minerals are reduced to achieve a protein content of 90% on a dry matter basis (casein and whey protein). IdaPro MPI-90 is valuable in high protein-enrichment applications such as ready to drink beverages, powder mixes and bars for adult nutrition, sports nutrition and weight management, particularly when…

IS MILK PROTEIN CONCENTRATE (MPC) VEGAN?

As it is derived from milk, MPC is not vegan. However, dairy products are considered vegetarian. A vegan avoids all animal products, including eggs and dairy, while vegetarians tend to consume dairy products and eggs. Vegetarianism is usually a diet, while veganism is a lifestyle.

Why are dairy proteins so important to a balanced diet?

With an ever-increasing elderly population, sarcopenia, the loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength with age, is becoming a serious global public health problem. Eating more protein such as lean meat, eggs and dairy products can help in the fight against gradual muscle loss. Current guidelines recommend three portions of dairy a day and, as well as keeping muscle…