Monday, 29 May 2017

Signs of a Protein Deficiency - updated

Proteins are used every day to keep the body going. Because they are used to develop, grow and maintain just about every part of our bodies — from our skin and hair to our digestive enzymes and immune system antibodies — they are constantly being broken down and must be replaced.

Vital organs, muscles, tissues and even some hormones of the body are made from proteins. Additionally, proteins create hemoglobin and important antibodies. Proteins are involved in just about every body function from controlling blood sugar levels to healing wounds and fighting off bacteria.

Signs of protein deficiency
  • You have high cholesterol
  • You are feeling more anxious and moody
  • Your workouts are suffering
  • You are not sleeping well
  • You are putting on weight
  • Your metabolic and digestive systems are not working well
  • You concentration is poor
  • Your menstrual cycle is irregular
  • You are getting sick more often
  • Your injuries are slow to heal
  • Your hair is thinning
  • Your nails and skin are weak
  • You are feeling tired or weak
How much protein we need a day?

The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA), which is the minimum amount you need to be healthy, is 0.8 grams per kilogram. Just multiple your weight by 0.8 will show you your RDA.

Food with high protein

Eggs - 1 large egg has 6g of protein
Almonds - 1 ounce has 6 g of protein
Chicken breast - contains 53g of protein/breast
Oats - half a 8oz cup contains 13g of protein
Cheese - 1 8oz cup contains 27g of protein
Milk - 1 cup contains 8g of protein


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