We hear about protein all the time and it seems the fitness industry is protein mad, but why all the fuss?
Protein is the building block for hair, nails, muscle and skin etc. It can also help in unexpected ways, such as recovery of illness, preventing osteoarthritis and osteoporosis, losing weight and of course, building muscle. This miracle nutrient also helps recovery from workouts, protects joints with muscle growth and helps the brain too.
Here are our top reasons why you should ensure you’re getting enough protein 👇
💥 Reduces Appetite and Hunger Levels- Out of the three macronutrients (fats, carbs and protein), protein helps you feel more full with less food. Therefore a high protein diet reduces hunger, helping you eat fewer calories.
💥 Muscle is made primarily of protein. A high protein intake can help you gain muscle mass and strength while reducing muscle loss during weight loss.
💥 People who eat more protein tend to have better bone health and a much lower risk of osteoporosis and fractures as they get older.
💥 Several studies note that higher protein intake can lower blood pressure. Some studies
also demonstrate improvements in other risk factors for heart disease.
💥 Protein can help your body repair after it has been injured as it forms the main building blocks of your tissues and organs.
Do take a minute to think about your diet and to ensure you are eating enough protein rich foods such as meat, fish, nuts, green vegetables and dairy products such as Greek yoghurt and cheese.