Protein everyday, keeps a doctor AWAY…
Protein is very important for our body and we all have lots of misconception about protein but before we begin with doubts about protein, let me share some relevant information related to it.
What is Protein?
Proteins are macronutrients, chains of amino acids held together by peptide bonds. There are 20 amino acids, nine of which are referred to as ‘essential’.
These essential amino acids cannot be manufactured in the body and have to be obtained through food. Common animal sources of these are meat, fish, eggs, dairy, with incomplete vegan sources coming from foods such as whole grains, pulses, legumes, soy, leafy greens, and nuts.
Why Protein is important?
Proteins helps us in many ways, it is essential for stabilising energy levels, as well as the growth and repair of cells within the body such as neurotransmitters and hormones- not just muscle cells. Its is very important for muscle building, for good bone density, stabilising our blood sugar levels and many more..
How much Protein you need?
It all depends on your goals. If you need to build muscles, you need more protein.
In general, an adult need following gram of protein in a day :
0.8 grams per kilogram (g/kg) of body weight (RDA)
What are Benefits of Protein?
Protein is very important for our body. It helps in many ways :
- Boost Muscle Mass
- Help Manage Your Weight by Filling You Up
- Stabilise Blood Sugar Levels
- Improve Your Mood
- Promote Healthy Brain Function and Learning
- Help Maintain Strong Bones
- Protect Heart Health
- Slow Aging and Promote Longevity
Do you have Protein Deficiency?
In case if you have following concerns, then you may have protein deficiency :
- Low energy
- mood swings and anxiousness
- a sluggish metabolism
- trouble concentrating or “brain fog”
- unstable blood sugar levels
- difficulty maintaining or losing weight
- trouble building muscle mass
- poor sleep and insomnia
- low immunity
- slow wound healing
Which all food you need to include in your diet ?
We need to add protein in our daily diet, below are the list of veg and non-veg foods which are rich in protein.
- Veg food : Soy and its derivatives, legumes (Chickpeas, kidney beans), lentils (urad, toor, black gram), yogurt, cheese, almonds, paneer.
- Non-Veg food : Chicken breast, Tuna, eggs.
Be healthy and Live Healthy…
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