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Protein Guide for Women

What is protein? It is a nutrient needed for the overall health and wellness of a woman.  What is protein made of? Proteins are made up of components called amino acids.  Every time we consume protein in our foods. It is broken down into amino acids inside our bodies. These amino acids are used for several functions in the body.   The amino acids can be put into 2 categories These amino acids can be made in the body or can be provided to the body through food.  Essential amino acids – They can be given to the body only through food and can come only from your diet/ food. Non-essential which can be made by the body and do not need to come from the food we eat.  Why are proteins needed for the body? What do they do? Protein is a source of energy in the body. 1 gram of protein provides 4 Calories. Consuming 100 grams of it will provide you 400 calories.  Protein is the fabric of our bodies. The 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 …