Proteins are our cell’s building blocks. The secret to maintaining our muscle mass as long as possible is by adhering to a high-protein diet. Protein helps build, maintain and repair numerous body tissues, including muscle fibers. Insufficient protein intake will prevent the body’s cells from regenerating.
Food provides two protein sources:
- Animal protein, notably red and white meat, game, fowl, fish, seafood and meat by-products, eggs and dairy.
- Vegetable protein, nuts and oilseeds, soy and soy-derived products, grains and legumes.
Adequate protein consumption satiates hunger; helps increase our basic metabolism, prevent loss of muscle mass and modulate insulin levels. Furthermore it also promotes weight loss, notably fat loss.
Animal protein is fattier than vegetable protein and excess consumption of this type of protein will cause our body to produce too much acidity. A healthy alternative is the use of vegetable protein powders to vary our source of protein, improve our meals’ and snacks’ nutritional value, to satisfy our hunger and help control our sugar cravings? Reduced in calories, whey, soy, rice and hemp proteins will fulfill your protein requirements while optimizing your energy levels.- Back to previous page -