Nowadays you hear everyone talking about protein and how we should be consuming a high protein diet! What is protein? Why do we need it? What does it do? How much do we need? 🤔
•Protein is an essential nutrient that your body needs to carry out everyday bodily functions. Your body uses protein to build and repair tissues. You also use protein to make enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals as well as transport cells.
Protein is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood. Your hair and and nails are mostly made up of protein. Protein is very filling so it will keep you feeling fuller for longer which is helpful when looking to lose weight.
Protein contains 4 calories per gram 4️⃣
At MINIMUM we should be consign 0.8-1g of Protein per Kg of body weight per day.
I am for approx 2g per kg of bodyweight. You don’t need to be downing protein shakes or eating protein bars everyday to hit your protein target, you can get enough protein from your diet through lean meats, dairy, nuts, plants ect.. (post on sources to )