Top 5 Things You Should Know About Protein


WE WARM BACK TO 66 DEGREES BY NEXT TUESDAY. ALL RIGHT, SCOTTY, THANK YOU SO MUCH. IF LOSING WEIGHT AND EATING HEALTHIER IS ON YOUR LIST FOR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION, YOU NEED TO EAT PROTEIN. THERE IS MORE TO THIS. IF YOU WANT TO GET BENEFITS. NEW TONIGHT WITH THE TOP FIVE THINGS WE ALL NEED TO KNOW ABOUT EATING PROTEIN. WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT? WE’RE TOLD TO EAT PROTEIN, WANT TO BUILD MUSCLE? EAT PROTEIN. WANT TO BE HEALTHY? YES, IT SEEMS LIKE THE ANSWER THESE DAYS IS PROTEIN. PROTEIN IS VERY MUCH AN ESSENTIAL NUTRIENT FOR TISSUE BUILDING AND PARTICULARLY MUSCLE BUILDING. THE DOCTOR HEADS THE CLINICAL NUTRITION DEPARTMENT. SHE SAYS PROTEIN IS KEY TO MORE THAN JUST THINNING DOWN OR BULKING UP. WE ALSO USE PROTEIN FOR ANTIBODIES TO FIGHT OFF THINGS LIKE THE FLU. WE ALL NEED IT AND MOST OF US EAT ENOUGH. JUST PERHAPS IN THE WRONG AMOUNTS AND AT THE WRONG TIME. SO, REGARDLESS OF YOUR HEALTH GOALS, HERE ARE THE TOP FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PROTEIN. NUMBER ONE, HOW MUCH TO EAT. FOR THE AVERAGE PERSON, YOU NEED ABOUT A HALF GRAM OF PROTEIN FOR EVERY POUND YOU WEIGH. IF YOU’RE 150-POUNDS, THAT’S 75- GRAMS OF PROTEIN A DAY. WHAT DOES THAT LOOK LIKE IN REAL LIFE? LET’S START WITH BREAKFAST, WHERE A 5-OUNCE CONTAINER OF YOGURT CONTAINS 12-GRAMS OF PROTEIN. A GRILLED CHICKEN SANDWICH FOR LUNCH IS 29-GRAMS. THROW IN A HANDFUL OF ALMONDS, 6-GRAMS. THEN BY DINNER, IF YOU EAT HALF OF THIS GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST, YOU WILL HAVE EATEN ALL THE PROTEIN THAT AN AVERAGE MAN NEEDS IN A DAY. NUMBER TWO, WHEN TO EAT IT. EATING PROTEIN UP TO TWO HOURS HELPS WITH MUSCLE RECOVERY, WHICH IS WHY YOU SEE A LOT OF PEOPLE WITH PROTEIN DRINKS. BUT DON’T EAT OR DRINK ALL YOUR PROTEIN ALL AT ONCE. HEALTH EXPERTS SAY TO GET ALL THE BENEFITS, YOU NEED TO SPREAD YOUR INTAKE THROUGHOUT THE DAY. NOT ALL PROTEINS ARE THE SAME. THERE ARE TWO MAJOR KINDS OF PROTEINS. CHICKEN, BEEF, EGGS, AND DAIRY ARE COMPLETE PROTEINS AS THEY COMPLETE ALL NINE ESSENTIAL AMINO ACIDS. WHILE PROTEIN FOUND IN GRAINS, BEANS, NUTS, AND VEGETABLES DON’T CONTAIN ALL THESE AMINO ACIDS. IF YOU’RE GETTING PROTEIN FROM THESE FOODS, BETTER EAT A VARIETY. NUMBER FOUR, IT CAN HELP WITH WEIGHT LOSS. THAT’S BECAUSE PROTEIN HAS BEEN SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN TO REDUCE HUNGER AND BOOST METABOLISM. BUT DON’T START EATING A BUNCH OF HIGH CALORIE PROTEIN BARS THINKING YOU’RE GOING TO GET THIN. IT COMES DOWN TO BURNING MORE CALORIES THAN YOU EAT. NUMBER FIVE, YOU CAN EAT TOO MUCH. YOUR BODY CAN ONLY ABSORB A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF PROTEIN AT EVERY MEAL, ABOUT 20 TO 40- GRAMS, WHICH IS BASICALLY THE EQUIVALENT TO A PIECE OF MEAT. ANYMORE IS JUST A WASTE. IF YOU CONSISTENTLY EAT MORE PROTEIN THAN YOU NEED, YOU’LL LIKELY GAIN WEIGHT. HAVE AN INCREASE RISK OF KIDNEY DAMAGE. AND PEOPLE ON HIGH PROTEIN DIETS TEND TO HAVE BAD BREATH. SO YOU DON’T WANT TO FOCUS YOUR WHOLE DIET ON PROTEIN SOURCES, BECAUSE WE NEED MORE THAN JUST PROTEIN. A STEAK EVERY NOW AND THEN AND SMALL AMOUNTS THROUGHOUT THE DAY ARE KEY INGREDIENTS TO

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