Ladies listen up! Protein is not ‘just for men’, It is just as important for you to get your daily dose of protein too! Here’s why..
Protein Is Better at Keeping Women Lean
The Atkins Diet made meat-lovers rejoice, but not all of us are ravenous carnivores. But there was definitely something to the trend: Cutting back on carbs and replacing those calories with protein contributed to a decrease in fat tissue.
Protein Controls Hunger All Day
Quick! What was your go-to breakfast as a kid? If a basically-sugary cereal is the first answer that pops into your head, chances are it’s time to recalibrate the morning routine.
Eating a high-protein meal early in the day — Greek yogurt with fresh fruit, for example — triggers a hormonal response that helps keep hunger at bay all day. Chow down early to control eating often
..And It Will Keep You Fuller, For Longer
Protein’s magic formula for satiety really works in two ways: It controls appetite later on and promotes a greater feeling of fullness than carbs or fat. Basically, that means a food high in protein takes less to get you feeling full.
Good for bone repair
Women are at an especially high risk of bone degeneration. So while protein often gets a bad rep as being bad-for-the-bones, it turns out this macronutrient is actually vital to proper calcium absorption and bone growth.
Protein Fights Off Ageing – SHOW ME THE CHICKEN!
As we age, our bodies tend to lose muscle mass. Eating more protein — along with regular exercise, including resistance training — can help our bodies maintain and build muscles to keep us going strong well into the golden years. Make sure to grab a protein shake or other high-protein snack post-workout to promote muscle repair!
Also Great for Your Hair!
In order to keep growing to its fullest, hair needs a well-balanced diet — including lots of protein. Experiencing slowed or no hair growth? Stress and/or a protein deficiency could be to blame.
Protein Protects from Stress
When we get stressed, all sorts of things go haywire on the inside: Our internal systems struggle to contain hormone influxes. But a diet high in protein — think between 0.8 and 1 grams of protein per pound of body weight can act as a buffer against this damage. All systems go for protein!
Be sure to include a portion of protein into each of your meals and you’ll be sure to reap the benefits!
– Aaron McC
Evolve Health & Performance