Proteins

Hello everyone!!! I am back again this week with another post. I am going to talk about proteins today. I know that for some of you that might be nothing new, but for others this information might be helpful.

Basically proteins that are found in foods are mainly meat, seafood, beans and peas, eggs and nuts. These proteins are made up of a number of amino acids put together. The main reason why it is necessary in our diet is because it is essential for normal cell structure and function. During digestion proteins are decomposed and first they get into our blood system and afterwards they reach our cells. Proteins also help muscles to recover from workouts or practices and they help transport different substances in our body.

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A very important question is when, or how much proteins should we consume daily? We should try to consume proteins daily, however every person might need a different amount of proteins. Otherwise the amount is influenced by our personal weight. A person with an average weight of 142 pounds should eat approximately 1,9 ounces of proteins during a day. An athlete on the other hand might need to consume around 3,5 ounces of proteins per day, depending on how often and intensive their practices / workouts are.

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In the last couple of year’s protein as powder has become more and more known and used. There are however people who do not want to start consuming those types of proteins. You can switch to the traditional way of gaining proteins and that is by consuming foods listed above. For example: 2 eggs contain 0,4 ounces of protein, 6 ounces of salmon contains 1,20 ounces of protein. A cup of oatmeal contains 0,2 ounces of protein. Therefore, if you want to save some money or simply do not like using protein powder here are some possibilities.

The important times when you should consume proteins are in the morning, before and after workout and before bed.

I will be back next week !! Stay healthy !

 

Works cited :

https://www.choosemyplate.gov/protein-foods

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/protein

 

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