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Things you should know about protein supplements

Protein supplements Protein has been an essential factor while shredding fats of the body. Eating sufficient amount of protein is important if you want to lose your weight and fat, and also for muscle gain. By increasing the amount of protein in diet, many people shed the pounds successfully. As digesting and metabolizing proteins burns more calories, hence, high protein foods takes longer time to digest and you stay fuller for longer time.

When you have a regular workout routine, protein supplements help to increase metabolism and keep your appetite satisfied for longer time. It also helps to loose fat pounds without dropping your muscle mass. This is important – since muscle burns more calories in the body than fat, you would require more proteins to avoid muscle loss. In short, if you’re serious about weight loss, you’ve got to take protein seriously.

But here is the most important question – do you need protein supplement to fulfill your requirements? Natural sources like egg, chicken, paneer, milk etc are rich in protein contents, then why should we use protein supplements?

The Answer is– Taking a protein supplements would be a great idea if you want to pump up your body at the gym. The natural protein resources like egg, chicken, paneer, milk etc., require high degree of absorptions which may take longer period of time, ranging from 45mins to 2 hours. That is the reason where Protein Supplements can be highly recommended as protein supplements get absorbed easily in the blood. After eating raw food, protein get broken in BCCA (branched chain amino acids) and digestion takes place. By using supplements we consume a direct form of BCCA. Hence protein supplements give quick result to body, compared to natural source of protein. According to experts, it is a best way to repair your worn out tissues after workout.

And what about the vegans. As we all know, there are very limited natural sources of protein for vegans like soya and milk products and for achieving the require quantity of proteins, vegans have to eat it in a large quantity, which is difficult and may not be possible every time. Hence protein supplements has been a blessing in disguise for vegans.

As per expert’s advice, the daily intake of protein in grams should be equal to the person’s body weight in Kilograms if attending general physical activities. Minimum requirement of the protein in women age between is 19 to 70 is at list 46 grams of protein for an active women.

If you are doing strength training, which is an essential part of any weight-loss routine, and how you fuel your body after your workout can have important effects on your body’s recovery. A tough strength-training session causes slight tears in your muscle fibers, and when your body heals the fibers in your muscles strengthen, grow, and become more defined. In order for this process to happen, your body needs the amino acids in proteins to rebuild your damaged muscle tissue. So the post workout protein supplements within a 20 minute is important. It is a golden period to take protein supplements. Anyone doing endurance or strength training needs at least 15-20 grams of protein right after an intense workout to make sure the body receives the proper nutrients to help in muscle repair and recovery. Protein within 30 minutes of waking up is must for everyone. This boost of energy helps you to perform at your best and also decreased, your fatty cravings.


About Dr.Tasnim Maner

Dr. Tasnim Maner has earned her B.H.M.S degree in Homeopathy from DSHM College, Pune. She has been contributing as a Medical and health consultant since past 5 years. Dr. Tasnim has been taking more diversified cases like diabetes, skin, asthma. arthritis, and more and treated successfully through homeopathic treatment. She has also been working as health consultant for weight loss / gain program.

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