Protein is essential for cell repair & growth – which ultimately leads to increased muscle mass! The recommended GDA you receive isn’t enough if you want to grow muscle, and so it’s important that you elevate your protein intake with natural healthy sources. Protein consists of amino acids which are important to prevent muscle atrophy (breakdown).
Protein is responsible for many functions in the body, but one it’s not well-known for is its effect on antioxidants. In particular, it helps to synthesise the master antioxidant called gluthione, and also helps detox & reduce carcinogens that age us.
Carbohydrates, when ingested, require insulin to be stabilised, and thus affect your blood sugar levels. The ensuing insulin spikes are linked with fat-storage. However, when they are eaten with a source of protein, the blood sugar levels are stabilised & slows down the absorption of sugar. This leads directly to many health benefits & prevents diabetes!
Protein sources are more satiating than carbohydrates or fats. When you consume protein, you’re left feeling fuller for longer – and this means you’re less likely to snack or overeat. This leads to very little fluctuations in your calorie intake and means you’ll more easily manage your weight!