Hey! – Rob here
Your Daily Health Fix today is about …
The forgotten wonders of PROTEIN
From gym bro’s, bodybuilders and supplements brands, to supermarkets and even vegan product manufacturers, protein is always touted as essential for building and maintaining muscle mass – and products are promoted with that aim. But did you know that protein is essential in many other ways, and recommended daily minimums for the most part ignore this fact in their guidance?
What it else is it good for?
In addition to growing muscles, the body uses proteins for the creation and transportation of hormones, for formation neural connections and cognitive abilities, for the transportation of fats (including cholesterol) for use as energy and in the brain, for immune signalling and regulation. The list of uses is vast, and without enough quality protein we cannot function or perform optimally.
How to make sure you get enough:
Here’s two good general rules that can help you thrive . . .
1) Prioritise protein – make sure that every time you go for a meal (including snacks) you aim to consume 30-50g quality animal protein before considering adding to your plate.
2) Use the guide figure of consuming a minimum of 1g of protein for every 1lb of lean body mass (2g per kg) per day. Note that If you’re active, you may benefit from eating more.
. . . That’s it for this dose,
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