Thursday, 5 September 2013

Seven Foods that contain Casein Protein

Food Product

Casein is a name given to a family of phospho proteins that are found mainly in milk of mammals and make up about 80 percent of the protein present in cow’s milk. Casein protein is said to be responsible for most allergies caused by drinking milk or milk products because it is an important protein present in milk. For those suffering from allergy after consumption of certain food products because of the presence of casein protein in it, things have now become easier to tell which product has the protein and which doesn’t. It has been possible because of the more transparent labeling that each commercial product manufacturer is obliged to expose to the consumer.

Some of the foods that have casein protein include the following seven.

Dairy products

Dairy products
Dairy foods are the ones that have casein protein in large percentage compared with other products that have the protein in them. Some of the dairy products include cottage cheese, cheese, milk and yogurt. When compared with lactose intolerance, casein intolerance or allergy is reported to be experienced by fewer people.

It is well-known that casein is added to lunch meat, hot dogs, sausages, etc. Casein is also said to be present in several brands of chicken broth, canned tuna, and fresh poultry. In the case of the latter, certain solutions may be infused into the product to help it remain fresh for longer. Do not be carried away at “all natural” label on the food products as even such products will have at least 5 per cent of other additives.

Processed Foods
Processed Foods
Processed foods are often found to have casein in them. Such products will always be labeled with any word starting with lact. When checking out the label of a product, make sure you check for words like galactose, caramel coloring, protein, natural flavors, tagatose, Recaladent, milk, Naturlose, yogurt, butter and cheese. It has been found that the vinegar flavoring that is found in potato chips also has casein in it. Besides, most manufacturing units produce more than one food product in a particular equipment and this can lead to cross-contamination when the a product is made on an equipment that has already been used to make another product, especially a milk product or a product that contains milk ingredients.

Baked Goods

Baked Goods
Baked foods whether eaten at a restaurant or bought from a fast-food joint contain casein and must not be consumed if you are allergic to the protein.

Fast Food

Fast Food
Fast foods often have casein in them and are found in almost unimaginable places such as McDonald’s French fries are said to contain ingredients derived out of milk. Besides, the fries also contain gluten in them.

Non-fairy Products
Non-fairy Products
With the theme of casein almost settled around dairy products, it almost seems all right to consume non-dairy products and to think of them to not have casein in them. But in reality, certain non-dairy products may also have casein in them. These include non-dairy whipped toppings, which is said to include soy cheese, an alternative of dairy cheese. Make sure that you watch out for margarine and artificial flavor of butter.


Certain chemical compounds that are utilized for tooth re-mineralization are said to contain casein in them. Besides, a lot of protein supplements contain casein in them. Casein ensures the sustained and slow release of amino acids into the body to make sure that the body is able to use nitrogen in a better and optimum way. Casein gets digested slowly and therefore, consuming it between the meals or before going to bed helps to keep the anabolic state balanced.

Protein Supplements – All that you need to know

Protein Supplements are dietary supplements that usually body builders and athletes take in order to replace meals, enhance their body weight, promote weight loss or to improve their performance in athletics. Before one shifts to protein supplements, gaining knowledge about the various advantages and disadvantages of the same are paramount for effective and efficient utilization of the same.

Protein Supplements – The Advantages

Protein Supplements

1. Improved rate of nutritional intake
Protein supplements provide the body with the required amount of protein intake and other benefits arising out of the consumption of other natural sources, in a form that allows the body for quicker absorption of the target nutrients than otherwise. This helps in improving shortfall in percentage composition at short notice.

Quick recovery

 2. Quick recovery

Protein supplements, often found in various energy, health bars, certain chocolates, drinks etc, are primarily aimed at improving the rate of recovery of muscles or increasing protein count when required. For example when an individual is recovering from a body damaging illness, protein supplements help increase the rate of recovery of the body and muscles.

 Attaining the “dream physique”

3. Attaining the “dream physique”

Protein supplements are mostly used as supplement dietary intake for people going to the gym. The protein intake for the purpose of body building help buff up muscles in the body coupled with proper gym training to move another step closer to attaining that dream physique everyone dreams of.

Appetite suppressant

  4. Appetite suppressant

Whey protein, another nutritional supplement, when used causes an increase in the production of cholecystokinin (CKC) which is the hormone responsible for control of appetite in a body. In beneficial contrast, protein helps control this hormone more effectively. The body requires more energy to digest protein than others which causes an increase in the metabolism rate of the body, helping in burning out calories.
 Multiple use

 5. Multiple use

Why just use protein to build a fabulous body or to increase body metabolism? You can cook with protein supplements for that added effect and a high nutritional meal.

Protein Supplements – The Disadvantages

Lack of other nutrients

1. Lack of other nutrients

Protein supplements are targeted more to increase the amount of protein content in the body. But this is not balanced since these supplements do not provide a significant intake of other nutrients which are equally essential for the body. Whole foods always provide a much better and balanced intake than such supplements.

Unsustainable use

2. Unsustainable use

Protein and other supplement intake may be fine to use in the short run but there cannot be sustained use of them since the body runs the risk of developing other nutritional deficiencies arising due to an unbalanced intake of nutrients arising out of the fact of supplements being heavy on only protein.

Health problems

3. Health problems

The continued use of protein coupled with a high protein diet runs the risk of various health problems cropping up such as obesity, high cholesterol, increased risk of heart attacks and kidney complications.

Contamination issues

4. Contamination issues

Ingredients used to produce protein supplements would ideally include cadmium, mercury, lead or arsenic, either of which is extremely harmful when used continuously and for a prolonged period of time.

Cause of obesity

5. Cause of obesity

Protein supplements when taken produce additional energy in the body, which if not used, then directly results in people putting on weight. An individual requires 0.9 gms of protein per pound of an individual’s body weight. An excess intake would require that additional effort in the gym or playground.

Top Four Home Made Face Cleaner For Acne


Acne, I understand, is a serious skin trouble, especially for people having oily skin. However, the best way to deal with it is to battle the oil secretion in the face. Sometimes, it is really hard to find the acne cleaner for oily skin. Here is the list of cleaner that you can make in your home.

Mud Mask

Mud Mask
  1. Take two tablespoon of 'multani mitti' (Fuller’s earth)
  2. One teaspoon honey, carrot juice and some water
  3. Combine these ingredients and make a thick paste
  4. Wash the affected area of your face using little warm water
  5. Apply the paste over the spot and wash it after 20 min from cold water
Note- Mud mask can absorb oil from the face, hence helpful in preventing acne.

Apples and Honey

Apples and Honey
  1. Mash half apple and put one teaspoon honey into it
  2. Apply this paste on the affected area of face
  3. Leave the paste for 15 to 20 min
  4. Clean it using warm water by rubbing it in circular motion
  5. Again splash some cold water and then rub ice cube gently
Sandalwood and Rosewater

Sandalwood and Rosewater
  1. Mix one tablespoon rosewater and sandalwood
  2. Mix them and make solid paste
  3. Apply the paste on the face and leave it for 15 to 20 min
  4. Wash it with warm water while rubbing in circular motion
Note- Paste of rose water and sandalwood is effective in treating acne and scar acne both. Sandalwood is very much efficient in soaking oil from the facial surface.

Water and Oatmeal 

Water and Oatmeal
  1. Purchase oatmeal and crush it
  2. Add water in oatmeal and it will turn milky
  3. Apply the paste over the spot and leave it for 15 to 20 min
  4. Wash the face with warm first and then cold water
  5. Get a smooth and soft skin
Finally! This is the list of homemade face cleansers to keep acne away. However, a healthy diet is also crucial to maintain the beauty and glow of the face. It is as well suggested to intake plenty of water to clean the internal system of the body.