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Protein : The Power of

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The Power of Protein

It’s easy to understand the excitement. Protein is an important component of every cell in the body. Hair and nails are mostly made of proteins. Your body uses it to build and repair tissues. You also use it to make enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals. Protein is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood.

Along with fat and carbohydrates, protein is a “macronutrient,” meaning that the body needs relatively large amounts of it. Vitamins and minerals, which are needed in only small quantities, are called “micronutrients.” But unlike fat and carbohydrates, the body does not store protein, and therefore has no reservoir to draw on when it needs a new supply.

So you may assume the solution is to eat protein  all day long. Not so fast.

The truth is, we need less total protein that you might think. But we could all benefit from getting more protein from better food sources.

When we started we worked out your individual need of protein this is done by using your BMI and height.

Some examples :

a Woman of 94kg – length of 169cm  – BMI 33.  Needs 106g

A Man of 70kg – length of 172cm – BMI 24. Needs 106g

A Man of 100kg – length of 172cm – BMI 33.  Needs 141g

a Woman of 60kg – length of 155cm  – BMI 25 .  Needs 77g

THE BODY DOES NOT STORE PROTEINS

When you eat proteins, they are broken down into 21 common amino acids including nine essential amino acids you must get from your diet. After a meal with proteins, the amounts of amino acids in the blood stream increase and enter the muscles where they can be used to make more muscle proteins.

When you are sleeping some amino acids leave the muscles and liver and circulate in the blood. This causes muscle and liver proteins synthesis to slow down. While you are sleeping, the amino acid Alanine from muscle goes to the liver where the liver removes the amine group (NH2) making it Pyruvate which can be used to make Glucose. This pathway keeps up your blood glucose (sometimes called blood sugar) levels, essential for your brain and other organs while you are sleeping and not eating.

Everyone is fasting when sleeping every night. When you wake up, breakfast is vital to replace the proteins you have used while you were sleeping with a Protein-Rich Shake which is why it is the Most Important Meal of the Day!

Don’t skip breakfast, but have a Protein-Rich Shake Every Day! You also need it throughout the day at meals and snacks to reach your personal daily total based on your lean body mass (1 gram per lb or 2 grams per kg).

Within 30 minutes to 1 hour after exercise have a Protein-Rich Shake. Your muscles are hungry after a workout so feed them!