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Proteins - Why To Have Them?

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Dt. Minal Shimpi 91% (10 ratings)
Bsc - Food, Science & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Nashik  •  21 years experience
Proteins - Why To Have Them?

Proteins are extremely important for your health. They are present in every cell of your body, it generally makes up your hair and nails along with keratin. Your body needs various supplements to stay healthy, such as fats and carbohydrates. These are called macronutrients, you need to consume it in huge amounts to stay hale and hearty.

Where can you find protein?

  1. It is present in milk, fish, eggs and meat.
  2. If you happen to be a vegan you can consume soy, beans, legumes and nut butter.
  3. Protein bars, Greek yoghurt, cottage cheese, anchovies, peanut butter, tofu, wheat germ, quinoa and edamame also contain a high amount of protein.

 Why should you consume protein?

  1. If you have a heat shock, proteins can help reduce the stress and rebuild your cells.
  2. If you lack protein in your diet, it will be difficult for you to move and can also result in paralysis.
  3. Since protein is present in your hair and nails, it also helps to make your skin firm and look younger since structural protein includes collagen. There are a lot of products available in the market like collagen creams; since collagen contains protein it is not possible that creams containing proteins applied on the skin can make your skin better. It is highly necessary to consume protein such that your blood flow contains proteins. This will make your skin seem youthful.
  4. After surgery, it is important that you stack up on protein because protein helps to seal your wounds and make them heal faster.
  5. Protein shakes are also very useful when you want to attain a healthier physique after hitting the gym. During a workout, your body goes through a lot of micro-tears (wear and tear caused in your muscle due to contraction of your muscle).

So taking protein shakes after a heavy workout helps your muscle tissues to be healed completely.

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