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Benefits of Protein And Its Side Effects

Proteins are essential nutrients present in all living organisms. They help in the development of organs, tissues, muscles, and hormones in the body. They are a great source of energy and support in the growth and functioning of our body. It is necessary to consume a high-protein diet while doing physical exercises. However, proteins are made up of a highly complex substance which takes a lot of effort to break itself down completely into energy. Hence, consuming excess protein put a lot of pressure on the liver and kidney thus ultimately causing harm to our body.

Benefits of Protein And Its Side Effects

Table of Content

Protein
Nutritional Value of Protein
Health Benefits of Protein
Muscle development
Help maintain an ideal weight
Help with bone metabolism
Prevent heart related diseases
Control sugar levels
Promotes the health of neurons in the brains
Slow down ageing process
Improved immune system
Help in hormone balance
Prevent hair damage
Makes skin healthy
Eliminates anxiety
Uses of Protein
Side-Effects & Allergies of Protein
Origin And Cultivation of Protein

Protein

Protein is made up of highly complex amino acids that are involved in the chemical processes that generate energy. Protein is derived from the Greek word ‘proteios’ which means “holding the first place.” This name was given by a Swedish chemist, Jöns Jacob Berzelius who recognized it in 1838. Proteins are important for our body and it consists of twenty amino acids. There are different types of proteins and these differ from one species to another and one organ to another.

Nutritional Value of Protein

Proteins are large compounds having a good amount of nutritional value. They are formed by the combination of smaller amino acids and contribute energy equivalent to 4 calories per 1 gram of protein to the body. Our daily diet generally consists of 10-35% proteins, which fulfill our daily requirement. It is usually recommended that one should take 1 gram of protein per 1 kg of body weight, in order to stay fit.

Health Benefits of Protein

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Protein
Health Benefits of Protein

Muscle development

A protein-rich diet helps in building muscles in our body, which is an important aspect of body-building. It supports the building of tendons, ligaments and other tissues which help in maintaining a healthy muscle mass. It also helps to repair the damaged muscles to grow back stronger. Beef is one of the richest sources of protein, zinc, iron and folic acid. It is very good for muscle growth.Chicken breast are eaten by almost every bodybuilder and it delivers more proteins than any other option

Help maintain an ideal weight

Protein-rich diet help in maintaining an ideal body weight as it prevents overeating. A small amount of protein in your diet helps you to feel full and satisfies your daily dietary requirements. It is considered to be a good weight loss strategy

Help with bone metabolism

It helps in increasing calcium and magnesium absorption in our body, thereby increasing our bone strength. It also helps in healing bone fractures and even osteoporosis which consider it to be a very harmful bone disease

Many studies prove that proteins help prevent high blood pressure which further helps in improving the health of the heart. It also lowers down cholesterol levels if you switch from a carbohydrate-rich diet to protein-rich diet. It controls obesity and thus prevents heart – related diseases. Almonds and walnuts help in the prevention of heart-related diseases.

Control sugar levels

Insulin is a hormone which helps in maintaining blood sugar level. Proteins require very less amount of insulin whereas carbohydrates require a greater amount of insulin. Thus, protein-rich diet utilizes very less insulin and helps in control of sugar level. Thus, protein-rich diet is good for diabetic patients

Promotes the health of neurons in the brains

Studies show that proteins help in boosting healthy brain functions and hence promote learning and remembering things. In fact, proteins help in forming brain neurons which perform its functions smoothly. Beans are a rich source of protein and a very good vegetarian diet. They are also loaded with fiber which is good for neurological health

Slow down ageing process

Amino acids help in the detoxification process and also help in generating glutathione which help in reducing carcinogens in our body. Thus, it helps in slowing down the aging process by improving the overall health of the body. Soy which is also termed as a vegetarian protein is good in slowing down the aging process. Soy is rich in proteins and it is very good for the heart. Only 20 grams of soy daily can help to maintain a good health.

Improved immune system

Proteins helps in making the immune system much stronger because antibodies which fight with various diseases are made up of proteins. Our antibodies fight with foreign bodies called as antigens and these foreign bodies cause infections and diseases within our body. Thus, antibodies help in preventing diseases by boosting our immune system and make us immune to various diseases. Milk and its by-products such as cheese and yogurt are excellent sources of protein. They are also rich in all the minerals and nutrients required by our body. Yogurt is rich in probiotic bacteria which are good for the digestive system, hence improve the immune system

Help in hormone balance

Various hormones are made up of amino acids which perform various important functions in our body. Enzymes are protein catalysts that help in the balance of these hormones. They also help in carrying out various chemical reactions that occur in our body. The performance of hormones directly or indirectly depends on proteins.

Prevent hair damage

Healthy hair depends on our daily protein intake. Protein helps in preventing hair damage and therefore many hair care products contain protein. Studies show that keratin which is a protein that helps in preventing hair loss and also help make them shiny and healthy. Eggs are rich in keratin and it forms a very healthy and inexpensive complete diet. It is fortified with omega-3 fatty acids and it is believed that a breakfast is incomplete without eggs. Eggs help in the prevention of hair damage

Makes skin healthy

Healthy skin needs more protein and this can be achieved with the help of increasing seafood in your diet. Fish is an excellent source of protein. Fish such as salmon are rich in omega-3 fatty acids which is very good for the skin. It has very low fat as compared to meat.

Eliminates anxiety

Protein helps in decreasing anxiety and depression levels. Almonds, walnuts, and cashews are good for health and help in decreasing anxiety. They are rich in protein and magnesium which help in maintaining a healthy neurological system

Uses of Protein

Proteins are very useful for our body. They generate energy by carrying out important chemical reactions and help our body to perform different jobs. They promote growth and repair mechanisms in our body and help in improving the metabolism of our body. Proteins help in forming neurons, which in turn transmit signals from one part to another part of body. They also promote muscle mass and thus strengthen our muscle. Proteins are used by hormones, tissues, muscles and organs to perform various functions. Thus, proteins do all the major functions in our body. Proteins are converted into glucose by our body that generates the energy required for our body.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Protein

Many people who want a very good muscle growth jump on taking a high protein diet which causes many side-effects in the body. Too much consumption of everything is bad and may lead to severe health complications. High-protein/low-carb diets are also considered as a weight loss technique and many people without taking advice from a doctor or nutritional experts start consuming a lot of proteins. The intake of protein should be much lower than carbohydrates and when people take a greater amount of protein; their metabolism changes into a state called ketosis, which means the body converts from burning carbohydrates for fuel to burning its own fat. Ketosis suppresses appetite and people start eating less. It also occurs in diabetes and it disturbs body's elimination of fluids resulting in a loss of body’s water weight.

Origin And Cultivation of Protein

Many people who want a very good muscle growth jump on taking a high protein diet which causes many side-effects in the body. Too much consumption of everything is bad and may lead to severe health complications. High-protein/low-carb diets are also considered as a weight loss technique and many people without taking advice from a doctor or nutritional experts start consuming a lot of proteins. The intake of protein should be much lower than carbohydrates and when people take a greater amount of protein; their metabolism changes into a state called ketosis, which means the body converts from burning carbohydrates for fuel to burning its own fat. Ketosis suppresses appetite and people start eating less. It also occurs in diabetes and it disturbs body's elimination of fluids resulting in a loss of body’s water weight.

Popular Questions & Answers

My age is 30 male my weight is less not more than 55 my height is 5.7 and I wants to increase my weight so suggest some nutritional charts and also help me to know the benefits of protein powder does it helps in weight gain.

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Take high protein foods like all milk and milk products, eggs, pulses, sprouts, nuts, tofu, rajmah, chole, soyabean, paneer, chicken, fish etc. To gain muscle mass. Take small and frequent meals at regular intervals of 2-3 hrs. Ask me privately for customized diet plan for you.
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My age is 21 Can I take protein or supplements and what type of supplements I should take pls say the brand .it causes any further effect in future.

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Take high protein diet include all milk and milk products, eggs, pulses, sprouts, nuts, tofu, rajmah, chole, soyabean, paneer, chicken, fish etc.
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Which mass gainer is best for me. I am 17 years old. And my weight is 49. please suggest?

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
Instead of getting an artificial mass gainer go for natural options to increase your weight which will have its long run benefits, have protein n calcium rich diet which will help in building muscles keeping you healthy n fit.
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Sir I m initial stage of tb what should I do. I have also free fluid in abdomen, I a already taken 15days treatment but their is some pain in lungs and abdomen.

DAA, DNB
Pulmonologist, Bangalore
Hi. I understand your concerns. Tb can affect any organ in human body. If you have not taken any tb treatment before then you will need to complete 6 months course of medicine to cure tb. Also build your immunity by consuming fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables. You will benefit from protein supplements as well. But before the diagnosis of tb should be confirmed. Hope your questions were answered. Thanks.
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Whenever I eat much protein my stomach get disturbed. Am having liv52. But it z nt effective that much.

MBBS
General Physician, Gurgaon
Liv52 has no scientific benefits. High protein especially soya based absorb water and lead to bloating and stomach upset. Please increase water intake after proteins and revert.

Popular Health Tips

Amazing Benefits of Watermelon for Skin and Weight Loss!

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Delhi
Amazing Benefits of Watermelon for Skin and Weight Loss!

This might not be surprising, but it’s still a fun fact; Watermelon is more than 91 percent water.

Anyone looking to lose weight could be helped by upping their water intake. Studies have found that when participants drink water before a meal, they lose weight faster than those who did not drink water   . Extra H2O helps us eat less by making us feel full, and it may also boost metabolism.

प्रोटीन के फायदे ( Benefits of Protein) – जानें क्या कहते है ” डॉ आर के अग्रवाल “

Despite popular belief that watermelon is made up of only water and sugarWatermelon is actually considered a nutrient dense food, a food that provides a high amount of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants for a low amount of calories.

This means that eating watermelon with you on a hot summer day is a tasty way to help you stay hydrated and avoid dehydration (However, it’s not a substitute for drinking plenty of fresh water).

Watermelon is by far, one of the most powerful, body-healing fruits out there! The amazing health benefits of watermelon cover everything from your brain all the way to the cells in your feet.

Healthy diet not just important but is a necessity

Watermelon is incredibly hydrating (up to 92% water!) and is naturally low-fat. Make this melon a part of your daily diet and you will reap amazing benefits that range from improving cardiovascular health to nourishing your eyes and revving up your immune system!

The citrulline in watermelon has been shown to reduce the accumulation of fat in our fat cells.
Citrulline is an amino acid which converts into arginine with help from the kidneys. When our bodies absorb citrulline it can take the step of converting into arginine if so required.

 

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Health Benefits Of Egg White

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Health Benefits Of Egg White

Health benefits of egg whites:

Protein

According to kanter, 'high-quality protein helps build muscles and allows people to feel full longer and stay energized, which can help them maintain a healthy weight.' egg whites are an excellent source of protein, with 3.6 g of protein per 17-calorie egg white. That's about 5 percent of your daily protein needs.
'although we often think of protein's function in building and maintaining muscle, newer research suggests other benefits of protein' kanter told live science' for example, numerous studies since 2010 have found that protein-rich breakfasts, including those containing eggs, result in blunted postprandial glucose and insulin responses, greater satiety, and lower energy intake at a subsequent meal, suggesting a positive role of eggs for hunger and weight management.' a study published in the american journal of clinical nutrition looked at protein-rich breakfasts in overweight or obese adolescent girls and found that high-protein breakfasts were associated with less evening snacking, as well as positive changes in 'appetitive, hormonal, and neural signals that control food intake regulation.'


Potassium

One egg white contains 54 mg of potassium, a vital mineral and electrolyte associated with heart health, bone health and overall effective cell and organ functioning, according to the university of maryland medical center. Many studies have linked potassium with lower blood pressure because it promotes vasodiliation (widening of blood vessels), according to today's dietitian. A study of 12, 000 adults, published in archives of internal medicine, showed that those who consumed 4, 069 mg of potassium each day lowered their risk of cardiovascular disease and ischemic heart disease by 37 percent and 49 percent, respectively, compared with those who took 1, 793 mg per day.
Egg whites contain almost identical amounts of potassium and sodium, minerals that work together to create an essential electrochemical gradient known as membrane potential, according to the linus pauling institute at oregon state university. Membrane potential is critical for muscle contraction, nerve impulse transmission, heart function, and transferring nutrients and metabolites throughout cells. Maintaining these membrane potentials accounts for 20-40 percent of the resting energy expenditure of a typical adult. According to livestrong. Com, egg whites help balance the potassium and sodium necessary to maintain these membrane potentials.
 
Blood pressure

'diets higher in protein have been linked with lower risk of developing hypertension,' said kanter, and new research shows that egg whites might be particularly helpful. In an animal study announced by the american chemical society, scientists at clemson university discovered that a peptide called rvpsl (a component of protein) found in egg whites 'reduces blood pressure about as much as a low dose of captopril, a high-blood-pressure drug.' it blocks angiotensin-converting enzymes, which are produced by the body and increase blood pressure.

Riboflavin

Kanter noted that egg whites are a good source of riboflavin, also known as vitamin b2. Sixty-two percent of an egg's riboflavin is contained in the white. This vitamin is associated with releasing energy from carbohydrates, thereby helping metabolism, and producing red blood cells, according to the national institutes of health, which lists eggs on its list of good sources of riboflavin. It also works as an antioxidant, breaking down dangerous free radicals (molecules that can damage or kill cells), according to the university of maryland medical center.
An american journal of clinical nutrition article discussed the problems associated with riboflavin deficiencies. These included anemia, homocysteine levels that are associated with cardiovascular disease, and increased risk of cancer in animal trials.
Hair and skin care
The protein content in egg whites has made them a popular folk treatment for hair and skin care. There is no scientific evidence to back these claims up, however.


Risks

While egg whites are a good source of protein and a great option for those suffering from diabetes, high cholesterol or cardiovascular disease, people should be careful not to assume that egg whites provide all the same nutritional benefits of whole eggs. 'most of the vitamins and minerals are contained in the yolk,' said kanter. 'nutrients found exclusively in the yolk include choline, vitamin b12, vitamin d and iron among others.'
A study published in the american journal of clinical nutrition in 2002 caused a stir when it found that raw egg whites interfere with absorption of biotin. Biotin is a b vitamin that is important to fat and sugar metabolism and blood sugar regulation, according to world's healthiest foods. Egg whites contain a glycoprotein called avidin, which binds to biotin and makes it absorbable by the digestive tract. This problem is solved by cooking egg whites.
When raw, both egg whites and whole eggs can present a risk of infecting eaters with salmonella. The centers for disease control recommends cooking all types of eggs until both the white and yolk are firm.
Some people are allergic to proteins in egg yolks and egg whites, but egg-white allergies are more common, according to the mayo clinic. As many as 2 percent of children are allergic to eggs, according to the american college of allergy, asthma and immunology. Fortunately, studies show that about 70 percent of children with an egg allergy outgrow it by age 16. Allergic reactions range from a mild rash to stomach pain to anaphylaxis, which impairs breathing and can send the body into shock.

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Amenorrhoea

BHMS
Homeopath, Bahadurgarh
Amenorrhoea

Amenorrhea

Amenorrhea is the absence of menstrual bleeding. The most common cause of amenorrhea is pregnancy. Other causes of amenorrhea include problems with the reproductive organs or with the glands that help regulate hormone levels.
For a woman to have regular menstrual cycles, her hypothalamus, pituitary gland, ovaries, and uterus should all be functioning normally. The hypothalamus stimulates the pituitary gland to release follicle-stimulating hormone (fsh) and luteinizing hormone (lh). Fsh and lh cause the ovaries to produce the hormones estrogen and progesterone. Estrogen and progesterone are responsible for the cyclical changes in the endometrium (uterine lining), including menstruation. In addition, a woman’s genital tract should be free of any abnormalities to allow the passage of menstrual blood.
Amenorrhea is of two types.

  • Primary amenorrhea. Primary amenorrhea is typically the result of a genetic or anatomic condition in young females that never develop menstrual periods (by age 16) and is not pregnant.
  • Secondary amenorrhea. Pregnancy is an obvious cause of amenorrhea and is the most common reason for secondary amenorrhea. Further causes are varied and may include conditions that affect the ovaries, uterus, hypothalamus, or pituitary gland.

Causes.

  • Stress.
  • Over exercise.
  • Excessive weight gain or weight loss.
  • Cycle suppression with systemic hormonal contraceptive pills.
  • Chronic diseases like tuberculosis etc.
  • Pituitary causes.
  • Hypothalamic causes.
  • Ovarian causes.
  • Breast feeding.
  • Thyroid gland disorders.

Symptoms.

  • No bleeding.
  • Headache.
  • Increased hair growth.
  • Vaginal dryness.
  • Hot flushes.
  • Night sweats.
  • Anxiety.
  • Weight gain or weight loss.

Management.

  • Avoid stress.
  • Women should eat proper balanced diet.
  • Do moderate exercise to maintain body weight.

Diet in.

Good nutrition (balanced diet with adequate consumption of fats, proteins and minerals) can usually alleviate the problem.

Our homeopathic remedies are best in this case.

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7 Things To Eat If You Want A Healthy Brain!

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
7 Things To Eat If You Want A Healthy Brain!

Having a healthy brain is equally important as is staying physically fit. Good mental health is absolutely essential. Apart from regular exercises there are certain foods also which can help you to maintain good mental health.

Below mentioned are few foods, essential for having a healthy brain:

  1. Include Fish in your Diet: If you are a non- vegetarian then include oily fishes like salmon , sardines in your diet. These fishes are replete with omega -3 fatty acids, DHA and EPA. All these are essential for the brain to function efficiently.
  2. Munch on Nuts: Nuts are rich sources of Vitamin E. Vitamin E can help you prevent your brain from Alzheimer's disease. Nuts are also beneficial for elderly people and can help them combat the problem of memory loss.
  3. Keep Preparations with Green Leafy Vegetables on your Menu: Vegetables like cabbage; broccoli is abundant in anti-oxidants. Broccoli is also a good supplement for Vitamin K. These help to develop your memory and also keep brain diseases like Alzheimer's, Dementia at bay.
  4. Have a Sweet Tooth for Blueberries: This fruit is rich in anti oxidants, vitamin C and K. It helps to deal with problems like memory loss, Alzheimer's and Dementia.
  5. Add Eggs to your Breakfast Menu: Eggs are rich in choline and also protein. It acts as a very good food for developing a healthy brain.
  6. Get Addicted to Avocadoes: Avocadoes help to tackle problems like hypertension, blood pressure and also help in smooth flowing of blood. They also contain Vitamin K and C which help in memory development.
  7. Go for Whole Grains: Whole grains like wheat flour, flour, oatmeal provide energy to your brain. They supply glucose and are thus considered to be very good brain foods.

The above mentioned foods are easily available and can help you to develop a healthy brain.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Things You May Not Have Known About Semen

Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery (B.U.M.S), Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Sexologist, Bhopal
Things You May Not Have Known About Semen

1. Sperm and semen are not the same thing.

Spermatazoa, or sperm, is the name given to the reproductive cell that looks like a tadpole. Seminal fluid is the stuff that the tadpole swims in. Together they form semen — an armored tank carrying a fertilization superhero. Or, as morgentaler calls them" heat-seeking missiles"

2. Seminal fluid is the sperm's sacred protector.

Seminal fluid helps sperm" do their biologic mission" as morgentaler calls it, by helping the sperm get into the female body. Seminal fluid is alkaline, so it reduces the acidity sperm experiences in the female reproductive system. And, perhaps most important, seminal fluid gives the sperm the energy (in the form of fructose) they need for their arduous swim.

3. Semen is formed in three different parts of the body, not just the testes.

According to morgentaler, semen comes from three main structures in the male reproductive anatomy. The first is the prostate, which forms a milky substance full of enzymes, proteins, and minerals. The second are the seminal vesicles, which produce the fructose as well as two-thirds of the fluid. The third are the testicles, which produce the sperm and some other fluid as well.

4. Sperm are the only human cells produced in one individual, but designed for survival in another.

" sperm are amazing" morgentaler says, because of this fact. Think about it! our bodies are designed to attack anything that is not from our own body. Sperm didn't get that memo, though. Not unlike the white-haired traveler anthony bourdain, sperm, too, venture on to parts unknown.

5. Dudes produce a shit ton of sperm.

According to morgentaler, a human male produces around 150 million sperm a day. That means you are producing a few thousand sperm every couple of seconds.

6. Most of a man's sperm are pretty useless.

According to morgentaler" guys are into quantity and not so much quality" only a bit more than half the semen in an average ejaculation can swim, he says, and up to 70–90% are not ideally shaped for swimming. We are talking two heads, two tails, big heads, small heads, big tails, small tails, no tails… it's a hot (literally) mess (sometimes literally).

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Table of Content

Protein
Nutritional Value of Protein
Health Benefits of Protein
Muscle development
Help maintain an ideal weight
Help with bone metabolism
Prevent heart related diseases
Control sugar levels
Promotes the health of neurons in the brains
Slow down ageing process
Improved immune system
Help in hormone balance
Prevent hair damage
Makes skin healthy
Eliminates anxiety
Uses of Protein
Side-Effects & Allergies of Protein
Origin And Cultivation of Protein