Protein is a crucial component in EVERYONES diet! It is often a common fear of many females that consuming too much protein may make them masculine, bulky or gain too much muscle. Now is the time to let go of any fear you may have... Let's bust through myths, and learn about the power of protein!
Why Is Protein Important?
Protein is vital for our body to function. Here is why!
- Did you know
majorityof our body is actually made up of protein? Our body also uses protein to build and repair muscle tissue. Protein is an important building block forall bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood. Matter of fact, 18-20% bodies is proteinin skin, muscles and connective tissue.
- In the body, there are 10
esstentialamino acids whichwe need as the body can notproduce them on their own. Guess what.. youcan get all these amino acids from protein.
- The human body has about 100,000 different types of protein. The body needs protein to heal and carry out about
nearly chemical reactionin the body.
- Did you know, the body can't actually store protein? Therefore, this is why it
is neededon a regular basis.
- Protein is also crucial for pregnant women. While pregnant, a
womenrequires more protein than usual, 50% more in fact, to help with the developmental process of the baby as well as keep herself healthy.
- Protein boosts and strengthen your immune system!
Eating Too Much Protein Will Make You Bulky?
FALSE! Gaining muscle is NOT easy! It requires extremely hard work of endless hours, day, years and dedication to training. Think about it this way, most men struggle to gain muscle so it is not going to be easy for the average female. Ladies, your bodies contain a very small fraction of
Getting Adequate Protein Is Too Expensive & Too Difficult
FALSE! To ensure you are getting in enough protein throughout your day, ensure you consume a little with each meal. Technically, protein should be the base
How Much Protein Should A Female Consume?
This can vary depending on ones individual goals.
Those who just
If you are dieting and exercising, aim higher - between 1-1.5g of protein per pound of body weight per day. Keep in mind, as your caloric intake decreases, protein needs to increase.
If your goal is to gain muscle, it is ideal to aim for up to 2g of protein per pound of body weight per day.
Why should women not be afraid of protein...
- It gives you necessary micronutrients
- Helps control weight
- Keeps the body functioning
We do recommend still having real food protein sources, however, a protein powder is a very easy,
If you are
If you are Vegan you can choose...
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