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chops
06-12-2003, 12:06 PM
i've heard a few times, and again today, that applying heat to whey will cancel out it's protein content. unfortunately i have never been able to uncover any studies.

to vary up my diet, i eat protein pancakes regularly - these are made from primarily from cottage cheese. i suppose if the above statement is true, then some protein content of regular cheese (mont jack, etc) is affected as well.

if protein is lost, what % of it is lost?

GhettoSmurf
06-12-2003, 02:03 PM
i do believe heating whey will damage it. but i think you would have to heat it a lot more then it gets heated by making the pancakes.

bradley
06-13-2003, 03:26 AM
Originally posted by chops
i've heard a few times, and again today, that applying heat to whey will cancel out it's protein content. unfortunately i have never been able to uncover any studies.

to vary up my diet, i eat protein pancakes regularly - these are made from primarily from cottage cheese. i suppose if the above statement is true, then some protein content of regular cheese (mont jack, etc) is affected as well.

if protein is lost, what % of it is lost?

The protein will be denatured by the body anyway, so I would not worry about it unless you burn it:)