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Dairy products and ingredients—such as U.S. whey and milk proteins—are a delicious way to enjoy the wonderful nutrition naturally found in cow’s milk.
While protein is naturally found in a variety of animal and plant foods, there is a wide variance in protein quality. U.S. dairy proteins stand out as a high quality, complete source of protein containing all the essential amino acids. Whey protein is also the leading source of the amino acid leucine, which is important for healthy aging by playing a central role in stimulating muscle protein synthesis.
Dairy proteins’ unique ability to help improve body composition during weight loss, increase muscle mass when combined with resistance training and aid in muscle recovery after endurance exercise is well-established. People often envision these as being reserved for young, competitive athletes, but new research has shown dairy proteins have great benefits for women—without adding the bulk—as well as older individuals.
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Protein was everywhere at the 2018 Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting & Food Expo held July 15–18, in Chicago. USDEC and its members helped the more than 23,000 attendees from more than 90 countries learn that dairy is a proven and unmatched protein solution for the food industry.
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The U.S. dairy industry’s growing portfolio, year-round supply, science-based research, and commitment and passionate farming can help customers innovate nutritious and delicious products. Events like the U.S. Dairy Business & Innovation Conference in Seoul, South Korea this week showcases U.S. dairy’s innovation and strong commitment to serve its global customers.
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A new, more accurate method for measuring protein quality lists dairy proteins as one of the highest-quality sources available. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) previously recommended using the digestible indispensable amino acid scores (DIAAS) for the most correct protein quality measurement. Now, after more than 20 years as the selected method, the protein digestibility-corrected amino acid scores (PDCAAS) could be replaced with DIAAS. Here’s why, and why no matter the method, dairy remains one of the highest scoring protein sources.