Why protein is so important❓
Every cell, every muscle and other tissue in our body is made up of protein which brakes down. The cells need to be repaired constantly, for that reason we need to intake protein from outside sources. Protein is also necessary for production of enzymes and hormones in our bodies. Proteins are not stored for later use, so excess proteins are converted into glucose or triglycerides, and used to supply energy or build energy reserves.
Proteins help –
✅to build and maintain muscle mass,
✅our body to heal from the surgery and wound itself,
✅to make our skin, nails, hair healthier,
✅our immune system to function better,
✅to fill us up for longer periods of time, so we feel less hungry between meals. It helps us loose and maintain our weight healthy.
🔸Lean meat, poultry and fish.🔸Eggs. 🔸Dairy products (milk, yoghurt, cheese). 🔸Seeds and nuts. 🔸Beans and legumes (lentils and chickpeas). 🔸Soy products (tofu).
General guidelines recommend an average of 60 to 80 grams of protein a day for women and 70 to 90 grams a day for men.
ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF PROTEIN
If you struggle with proper protein intake from your diet, you can look for protein supplements to add to your meals, shakes –
🔹Grass-fed whey protein powder
🔹Casein protein powder
🔹Egg protein powder
🔹Mixed plant proteins
All types differ from each other, you have to look for the most suitable for you.
Good luck! 🧡