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Protein for Weight Loss in Women

In case you are a fitness fan, you will surely know the benefits of proteins in your diet. For novices, the news is that proteins help you build your muscles, which not only helps you looktoned but also boosts your metabolism. The stereotypical image that goes along with persons who consume protein shakes is that they are ‘big and bulky.’ As such, many women steer clear of protein shakes since they don’t want to gain visible muscles, avoid extra calories or they are of the opinion that they don’t need to add proteins to their diet. Though it is true that the protein needs of women are lower than that of men, its importance cannot be ignored. Protein shakes can aid women to gain and retain muscle mass and enhance overall body composition. Different Kinds of Proteins:  Whey proteins: It is the most commonly used kind of proteins in protein powders. It is absorbed quickly by the body and is an easy and ideal supplement for post-workout.  Soy protein: comprises of all essential amino acids …

Do Protein Supplements Lead to Muscle Buildup in Women?

Protein is a very essential macronutrient for women.  Protein is a macronutrient and a source of energy. Our body uses protein to build and repair tissues. Now, even if we aren’t growing in height, our cells and tissues (a collection of cells) need protein. Protein is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, hair and blood. Protein is also needed to make enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals.  So, if you are someone who wants speedy recovery from wounds, healthy muscle recovery after exercise, healthy hair, skin and nails, and a healthy ability to deal with monthly hormonal balance – then you do need protein 🙂 An average woman needs 0.8g of protein per 1 kg of body weight. If you are 50kgs, you need 40grams of protein per day.  For context one cup of dal has 6g of protein. It’s very likely that for a lot of us the quantity of protein supplied through the diet is not enough to meet the body’s requirements for protein. There is a definite need for …