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Power Of Protein.

  • By Vishwanthar on Nutrition

  • November 12, 2010

As I was explaining yesterday to a client of mine that protein is a very valuable nutrient, for protein builds muscle and at the same time burns fat. Of course, the above property of protein is concerned with its aesthetic value, and since everyone wants to flaunt a good physique this factor should be earnestly considered.

Allow me to explain the additional powers of protein. I have found the briefing on protein provided by International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) from where I have been proudly certified as a personal trainer to be relevant. ISSA elementarily states that when anyone sweats, some proteins are lost. During heavy exercise, blood cells are destroyed. When this occurs, protein is used to rebuild these cells. Whatever the reason, it is vital to know that additional protein is needed in proportion to your muscles demand for it. The more intensely you train, the more protein is required for repair and growth.

Protein deficiencies can result in growth abnormalities, and hinder tissue development. Adult athletes can expect such conditions as sleepiness, reduced energy, weakness, mental depression. More importantly, the power of protein should be sincerely thought about when it comes to supporting the immune system, for protein deficiencies leads to lowered resistance to infections and disease, slowed healing of injuries, and prolonged recovery from exercise.

I hope you understand the power of protein now. Somehow, I have seen a lack of awareness when it comes to protein consumption. Look at our typical diet and what you can see? It is usually a breakfast made out of rice, ragi, or wheat, and the same applies to lunch and dinner too. Protein consumption is a rarity in our diet schedule. We don’t need large quantities of protein in our meals. We have to consume it in small quantities in every meal we eat. I know that this may sound to be a very tedious task, but bringing in small changes will do the trick. So, don’t jump into change your diet drastically, but alter your diet steadily and slowly by incorporating protein to your diet on a regular basis.

2 thoughts on “Power Of Protein.

  1. Sir,

    As you said I am consuming protein in every meal (3times), but I am not very sure does this fits the bill.

    Here is how my protein intake goes:

    4 eggs for Breakfast
    4 for lunch
    4 for dinner (Sometimes I might skip eggs for dinner and add chicken – twice a week)

    At the same time I consume sprouts twice a week and boiled beans 3 times a week.

    So can I believe I am consuming enough protein as I weigh 75 kilos.

    1. Sounds very good. You are doing a good job. Keep it up. Meanwhile, consume variety of fruits and vegetables and lots of water. They will help in proper defecation, which is also important for proper health and well being. Veggies and fruits contain lots of fiber, and since protein can cause constipation, so eating fruits and veggies will help.

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