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How Much Protein Should You Eat Per Day?

Dt Sheetal chhabria

Dt Sheetal chhabria

  Vasanth nagar, Bengaluru     Nov 30, 2018

   1 min     


Protein is very important for our body’s needs and it is the key nutrient for gaining muscle strength and size, losing fat, and smashing hunger. It provides the building blocks for the body’s tissues, organs, hormones, and enzymes.

Protein is made up of amino acids, which are linked together and form long protein chains. Some amino acids can be produced by your body, while others you must get through your diet.

The amount of protein you need depends on your weight, goals, and lifestyle. National Institutes of Health recommends minimum0.36 grams per pound for a sedentary person. But if you do intense workouts you will need more. If you want to lose weight then increase the protein in your diet, it will help you lose more fat and preserve more lean mass. Take enough fat, carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins, and minerals to keep the body energized and operating at peak performance.

Are you worry about what time during the day you should consume protein. Should you take it before, during, or after exercise? You should not worry about the time but you should worry about how much protein you consume in a day.

What are the Best Sources of Protein?

The different sources of protein are lean meats, cottage cheese, eggs, and fish. If you are vegetarian then eat a lot of legumes, nuts, and seeds. As high-protein foods are low in fiber so increase your fiber intake as well. Green vegetables like broccoli, kale, and asparagus are high in fiber.

Protein can help in Weight Loss and Prevent Weight Gain

If you want to lose weight then protein is incredibly important to you. Eating protein can increase the number of calories you burn by boosting metabolic rate and reducing your appetite. It keeps you feeling full much better than both fat and carbs.

If you want a lot of muscle then you need to eat a greater amount of protein as higher protein intake helps build muscle and strength. Simply eat protein with most of your meals, along with nutritious plant foods to stay healthy.

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