Benefits of Protein


If you're a fitness fan, you probably already know all about the benefits of protein. But if you don't, here you go:

Protein helps you build muscle, which not only makes you look toned, but also boosts your metabolism which can help you slim down (if you're after that sort of thing).

Now,me being a bengali,I eat lots of fishes and eggs every day but still these proteins do not bring satiety and so I take protein in the form of protein powder.

Let me tell you the benefits of protein powder?

This allows you to increase your protein intake without vastly increasing your intake of other macro nutrients, which can help to boost athletic performance, improve muscle tone and increase overall health.

What are the different types of protein?

Soy Protein: Contains all essential amino acids and is a great alternative for vegetarians or vegans.

Whey Protein: The most commonly used type of protein in protein powders. It is absorbed by the body very quickly and easily and is ideal for post-workout.

Casein Protein: The richest in glutamine, an amino acid that aids recovery, and the slowest to digest, making it ideal before bed as it can deliver essential nutrients throughout the night.

Egg Protein: A lactose and dairy-free protein powder that has a medium speed digestion rate, and offers high levels of the essential amino acid lysine."

Pea Protein: If you're following a vegan diet or just trying to cut down on animal foods, pea protein is a great option. The protein quality of one pea is actually similar to that of eggs and soy, which are considered complete sources. Pea protein is also a really good source of arginine, an amino acid your body requires in order to build muscle.

I'm interested, but when – and how – should I take it?

"Choosing the correct time to take your protein can affect the benefits it has on you and your body.

Immediately after a workout: When training, the most important time to take protein is straight after your workout. Your muscles will then soak up the nutrition for muscle recovery and growth.

Before a workout: When you work out, it's good to have a protein shake 30 minutes before your first rep to create an 'anabolic window', which lowers the damage to your muscles as you train. If you're taking a shake with carbs (like banana), it will give you extra energy and also reduce exposure to muscle damage.

First thing in the morning: Taking a protein shake first thing in the morning is a good way to get essential nutrients after eight hours of sleep. There are also a number of great ways you can use protein powder besides shakes, including in the recipes for protein pancakes, flapjacks or cookies."

Now once you are done reading this,do visit my home to grab a protein pancake because I just made one.