What is whey anyways?
Whey is the watery portion of milk that separates from the curds when making cheese. Whey protein is the protein found in whey.
Protein drinks have become a very popular dietary supplement for improving athletic performance, as a food supplement, and overall general good health. Specifically, whey protein has been used as an alternative to milk for people with a lactose intolerance.
Does it have to be whey protein?
No, there are multiple protein powders out there such as soy protein and pea protein but as with any food supplement, I encourage you to do your homework and find out what may be the best one for you.
Little Miss Muffet
She sat on a tuffet
Eating of curds and whey
There came a great spider
Who sat down beside her
And frightened Miss Muffet away
Fun trivia - curds and whey is basically another way of saying cottage cheese