WHAT IS PROTEIN?
Any of a class of nitrogenous organic compounds which have large molecules composed of one or more long chains of amino acids and are an essential part of all living organisms.
WHY IS PROTEIN SO IMPORTANT FOR THE BODY?
Protein is an important component of every cell in the body. ... Your body uses protein to build and repair tissues. You also use protein to make enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals. Protein is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, hair, and blood.
HOW MUCH PROTEIN DO I NEED?
This varies depending on males and females and also what type of training/exercise you do.
The DRI (Dietary Reference Intake) is 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight, or 0.36 grams per pound. This amounts to: 56 grams per day for the average sedentary man. 46 grams per day for the average sedentary woman.
Meanwhile, the American College of Sports Medicine recommends that to increase muscle mass in combination with physical activity, you need to consume between 1.2 and 1.7 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight per day, or 0.5 to 0.8 grams per pound of body weight.
Therefore for a female weighing 57 KG who weight trains would need to be consuming anything between 68 grams to 97 grams of protein a day.
For a male weighing 70 KG who weight trains he would need to be consuming anything between 84 grams to 119 grams of protein a day.
DOES PROTEIN HELP WITH FAT LOSS?
When it comes to fat loss and a better looking body, protein is the king of nutrients. You don't need to restrict anything to benefit from a higher protein intake. Protein can reduce hunger and boost metabolism, but you wont lose weight if you don't eat fewer calories than you burn. We cover calories and fat loss in our Lets talk Calories IN/OUT blog....
SO THERE YOU HAVE IT, PROTEIN IS KEY!
Our Protein Formula provides 20 grams of protein per serving. Therefore by adding this to your breakfast first thing is a great way to add the extra protein to kick start your day, as most breakfast cereals and bars contain peppercorn amounts of protein in them.
Whether you're a keen gym goer or just simply want to have a healthy vegan diet you need to be consuming protein as part of a balanced lifestyle.