• Mukti Gautam

Women and protein powder

People often think protein powder as a supplement that might affect their health. Some myths related to protein powders have made people not only restraint from using supplements but also take low protein diet as they think it might not be good for their health.

This is a very common issue when it comes to women. Women often think protein powder will damage their kidneys or will make them muscular and huge.

Well, that is not the case at all. Our bodies need three major things to function properly.

  1. Carbohydrates

  2. Fats

  3. Protein

These are 3 major things one should be consuming in balance according to their height, weight, and age. As far as the Indian diet is concerned, we tend to consume a lot of carbs and fat and not focus on our protein intake.

Following are the benefits of a good amount of protien intake.

  1. Enzyme Production – Protein helps in the production of enzymes in our body. These enzymes are made up of protein and help in many body functions that are necessary for our good health.

  2. Immunity – Antibodies in our body are also made out of protein. therefore a good protein diet may also help you in better immunity and save you from the diseases.

  3. Hormone Production- Proteins play a major role in hormone production. Most of the hormones in our body are made up of hormones.

  4. Transport Nutrients – Protein help in the transport of nutrients in our body. Without a good protein intake, we would not be able to process the food properly.

All these functions may be hindered if you don’t have a good protein intake.

It is not a compulsion to complete our protein intake by using supplements. You should try to use whole foods to complete your protein intake.

Sometimes completing your protein intake with whole foods is not possible, only then one should be dependent upon supplements like protein powders. Also, this powder should be of high quality and brought from an authorized place.

Try to complete your protein intake by consuming the foods below –

  1. Eggs

  2. Cow milk

  3. Fish

  4. Chicken breast

  5. Greek Yogurt

  6. Peas

  7. Quinoa

  8. Rajma

  9. Chick peas

  10. peanuts

  11. Almonds

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