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More Ways to Use Whey

Not to be confused with whey protein powder (which is basically the dry concentrated form), whey is the watery ‘stuff’ you’ll find sitting on top of your whole plain yogurt.

While it is best know for being a starter culture for home made cultured veggies and condiments, whey has health benefits all on it’s own! whey

Here are some of the health benefits of using whey:

  • Minerals
  • Protein
  • 1 tbsp of whey in a glass of water with or before meals will help digestion
  • Use ¼ cup whey in a glass of water with a pinch of unrefined salt for better water absorption
  • Keeps joints movable and ligaments elastic

“For stomach ailments, 1 tbsp 3 times per day will feed the stomach glands and they will work well again” (Hanna Kroeger in Ageless Remedies from Mother’s Kitchen)

Wondering what else you can do with it?

  1. Substitute it in any recipe that calls for water or milk (such as salad dressings, sauces, muffins, bread, pancakes etc.)
  2. Instead of milk in smoothies.
  3. To soak grains, lentils and beans for better digestibility.
  4. Use it to cook your grains, pasta, rice or oatmeal with.
  5. Use it in soups or stew when you don’t have broth.
  6. Use it to marinate your meats for better digestibility.
  7. Feed it to your plants.
  8. Compost it!

Click here to learn how to make some for yourself!

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