As I continue to search for adequate protein sources for optimum heath and exercise recovery, being as though I have been an ovo lacto vegetarian for the last 30 plus years of my life. I have found a protein that helps with repair, recovery and proper immune function. Whey is the liquid material and globular proteins that is the by product of cheese production from milk. I was a bit hesitant with this because of my history with lactose and milk digestion intolerance. But with my current athletic program it has worked well and because of the lack of casein in this product, my digestion has been stable with the major allergen source in milk being from caseins.
As I look back at my childhood and young adult life, I vividly recall of my Grandma Hais. She was an athletically built swimmer who continued to swim every day even into her early eighties. She had this preference to putting salt on just about everything she ate excluding breakfast cereal. I recall my family trying to take the saltshaker away from her, but with limited avail. What intrigued me is that even with salting her food with almost every bite, her BMI was excellent and blood pressure was always low. I guess the long living genes in my German and Italian heritage continued thru me as I have many of the same habits as Grandma. I have managed a very healthy lifestyle of mostly fruits, vegetable, moderate level of exercise with minimal bad habits that I admit (my wife says I have more than just 2.5 cups of coffee a day.