Perhaps it’s time to upgrade the good old saying “to separate wheat from chaff” to “to separate whey from cheese”. Whey, which is a protein-rich byproduct of cheese-making, is made from the liquid residue collected from cheese manufacturing.

Once considered no more than cheese waste, whey is now a coveted source of protein for the fitness enthusiast. It helps people meet their 60 gm/day protein requirements—the amount of protein a human body needs in a day—without the need for a protein-rich meal.

Now, India is a highly protein-deficient country. Over 80% Indians are protein deficient as per a 2017 Indian Market Research Bureau report.

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Suraksha writes on Healthcare and Pharma. She has been a journalist for five years, reporting for The New Indian Express in Bengaluru and Chennai, and The Times of India, Delhi. In her previous stints she has written on health, civic issues and education. She investigated cover up of corruption in the state health department’s think tank, narrated harrowing tales of women who underwent unwarranted hysterectomies, and wrote about how loss of biometrics came in the way of Leprosy patients getting an Aadhaar card and thereby pension. She can be reached at suraksha at the-ken dot com.

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