A health-nut friend of mine told me the other day to stay away from Whey Protein at all costs.  He said there is a Federal law against the disposal of whey protein in landfills, waterways and sewer systems.  The only way you can legally dispose of whey protein, he told me, was to use it as an additive in our food supply.

I did a Google search to learn more about the “Federal whey protein ban” but couldn’t find anything resembling what my friend told me.  If you have any links or other verifiable information on this “banning of whey,” please do not hesitate to provide what you know in the comments stream below.

Doing a Google search for — “Whey Protein Danger” — provides some interesting readsI was taught whey protein, in general employ, is not a great thing for long term use in the body because it is a harsh protein that really tests the ability of your kidneys to process it out of your body.

Others argue there is no danger in using whey protein.

Here’s the definition of “Whey Protein” in case you were wondering about its origin:

The first step in making cheese is to curdle the milk. The whey is the watery liquid that separates from the curds. In the nursery rhyme, little Ms. Muffet was scared by a spider as she sat “eating her curds and whey”, in other words, cottage cheese. Whey is a waste-product of cheese making.

Protein is vital to your body.  You will likely need 60-100 grams of protein a day depending on your body weight.  I prefer to get my protein from beans and other non-animal sources.  Whey Protein, for me, is an unnecessary animal byproduct that I have no interest imbuing into my body — even though Whey Protein is Big Business.

Do you use whey protein?  If yes, why?

If you don’t use whey protein — how do you meet your daily minimum requirement for protein without using animal parts or secretions?

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    1. Quinoa is also a major source of protein, Gordon.

      It seems Tony Robbins was the one who first made the — no whey protein allowed in sewers — revelation public about a decade ago. Most of the specifics of that argument seem to have been erased from public memory, but doing some keen searches on “tony robbins whey protein” will bring up some tempting results.