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Having a diet that is adequate and full of nutrients can contribute a lot to how you feel in your daily life. Did you know that?
Proteins, just like fat and carbs, are part of the macronutrients that we need to ingest daily in order to keep our health balanced.
They are found in all cells and tissues, and are enzymes, hormones, and protective agents, responsible for regulating chemical reactions of the body, growth, and tissue repair.
Did you know that a low protein intake can have negative effects on the body? Hair loss, cracked skin, and even weight loss (low muscle mass) can all be causes of a low ingestion of protein.
Because of that, many people turn to the controlled consumption of protein to strengthen muscles and avoid the consequences of a diet that is poor in this nutrient.
Learn now four signals that may suggest you aren’t getting enough protein to help on muscle repair and growth!
According to dietitians, sedentary people must ingest 0.8g to 1g of protein per pound of body weight.
For instance, a woman weighting 110 lbs. must consume 40 to 50g of protein per day.
However, if you practice any kind of physical activities, you can consume from 1.3g to 1.8g of protein per day.
But remember: the low ingestion of protein makes your body show some symptoms, but an excess of protein can lead to kidney issues and cardiovascular diseases (hypercholesterolemia and atherosclerosis).
It is important to have a varied and nutrient-rich diet.
Before any changes in your diet, talk to a dietitian.
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