One topic every fitness community discusses on length is nutrition. Nutrition this and Nutrition that, On and On, the cycle continues.
Why is this so? Why does the fitness community hyperfocus on this topic? It is simple: nutrition is the basis of all fitness, yet good nutrition is one of the most challenging habits to inculcate in our day-to-day lives.
For every different individual, nutritional needs differ. Hence, we must explore this topic in as much depth as possible.
There are vast topics that make up nutrition, and we will discuss one such topic called Protein.
Protein is a so-called macronutrient.
Proteins are made up of amino acids, and these amino acids are vital in the functioning of the human body.
Protein helps in:-
Building of muscle mass
Assists and supports your immune system
Transport Nutrients to other parts of your body
Aids Growth and Helps in Maintenance of the body.
Protein is an essential macronutrient- scientific guidelines predict that human males need to consume 0.8g/kg of bodyweight and women need to ingest 0.6g/kg of bodyweight.
For people with sedentary lifestyles, the need for athletes to consume Protein is much higher.
Protein can be a tricky thing to consume- the sources are as crucial as the amount of Protein you can get.
Vegetarians and Non-Vegetarians don’t get the same amount of Protein.
Non-Vegetarian foods like:-
Poultry meat- Chicken, Turkey, Duck, etc
And Dairy-Based foods like:-
Are all proteins with all the necessary amino acids that our body cannot produce independently.
On the other hand, Vegetarian Sources like:-
They do not contain all the amino acids, but instead, they are scattered over various sources.
This does cause a bit of an issue; what sources should we pick to maximize our output? The answer is not clear. It is based on the individual and the goals of that individual.
Non-Vegetarian and Dairy may seem like the clear winner, but we ignore other sources' vital nutrients.
Hence to enhance your protein intake, our diets must be versatile and contain everything- from beans to eggs.
Protein is a tricky card indeed. Tell us how you deal with your protein needs by filling out the form below!