What are proteins and how do they help us?
Proteins are made of amino acids, which are known as the building blocks for a healthy and efficiently functioning body.
These amino acids joint together enhance the overall functioning of your body.
We cannot function properly without it, it regulates blood flow, and produces neurotransmitters, neurons, hormones, enzymes, and antibodies.
Adequate amounts to help replace worn out cells in your body and transport essential nutrients from one organ to another.
In addition, it also promotes bone, muscle and tissue growth and helps repair your body.
It causes your body to produce more glucagon, which helps control body fat and transforms “lazy fat” cells into energy.
How much protein do you actually need?
The amount you need depends on your personal health and how active you are in your daily routine.
The recommended amount for the average adult is 0.36 grams per one pound of weight.
For instance, if a person weighs around 150 pounds, then he or she should consume at least 54 grams per day to maintain overall health.
In any case, intake is really just a buffer against protein deficiency; if you train hard or are physically active, you need more to maintain a healthy body and good hormone function.
Nutritionists agree that we only need a small amount of protein to survive, but we need to increase the amount in our diet if we want to actually thrive.
The right way to consume protein
According to the Precision Nutrition guidelines, we can only store a limited amount of protein.
You have to wait for your body to replenish its already stored protein before you consume more of it.
Your hormones function better if you consume a sufficient amount.
This will promote strong immunity, efficient metabolism, and enhanced physical performance.
Can I overdo protein consumption?
Remember to consume all things, even the healthy ones, in moderation and keep a balance because anything that is consumed in excess becomes poison for your body.
The same is true for protein consumption because the extra protein in your body can convert into fat or sugar, negating any positive effect the protein would have in the first place.
Protein overconsumption is mostly counterproductive. Especially high consumption of animal protein can lead to various health concerns.
You also should look at the quality and favour plant based or high quality animal protein such as grass fed beef, wild-caught fish and cage free eggs/chicken.
To survive and thrive, your body needs protein. Look at the nutrition labels on your food before making any major dietary changes and ensure a balanced nutrition.
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In conclusion, it is important to get enough protein in your diet. It helps muscle growth and hormone production.
It also supports the immune system and cuts food cravings.
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