• Ben Banbury

Why Is Protein So Important?

Updated: Jul 10, 2021


Why is everyone always telling us to eat more protein? How much do you need? And where are the best places to get protein? Let me show you


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Firstly, What is Protein?


Protein is a Macronutrient found mostly in meat, poultry, seafood, nuts, and dairy


Its role in the body is to repair and rebuild muscle tissue

Protein is essential for:

  • Repairing muscles and body tissue

  • Building and shaping muscle

  • Increasing our metabolism

  • Filling us up for long periods of time




WHY IS PROTEIN SO IMPORTANT?


Protein is broken down by the body and delivered to the muscle cells, which in turn speeds up our metabolism


A stronger body burns more calories. So by actively weight training on a regular basis and eating a high protein diet, you can really ignite on your metabolism


For someone who's trying to lose weight, protein is also incredibly important as it keeps you filled up for a long time


A 2014 study compared high-protein yoghurt, high-fat crackers and chocolate as midday snacks


The study proved that the women who ate the high-protein snack were far less hungry come afternoon and also ate less at dinner compared to the women who snacked on crackers or chocolate

Cool huh! So if you feel you get "snacky", it's quite possible that you're not eating enough protein





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PROTEIN AND EXERCISE



The goal of an effective training session is to break down the muscles cells so they come back stronger and more toned


As we now know, protein is essential for our muscle's recovery process


So after a training session, it's a good idea to get a small hit of protein into your diet


The easiest way to achieve this is a scoop of protein powder or a high-protein yoghurt, like Skyr


This way your body can start actively recovering the muscle cells as soon as possible


As long as your training intensity continues to get tougher and tougher and you're keeping your protein levels are consistently at a good level, you'll be genuinely amazed how quickly you'll start to see results


However, I don't want you to lose sleep if you don't have a shake directly after a workout


Just aim to have some form of protein with every single meal and you'll still make amazing results




SO WHAT HAPPENS IF WE DON'T EAT ENOUGH PROTEIN?