Protein

It contains the building blocks of lean body tissue that promote healthy skin, hair, bones and fingernails. While many experts suggest getting the bulk of your protein from whole foods, protein supplements can make it easier to get your amino acids moving. Plasma amino acid profiles during breaks and workouts, but do not make too much difference in blood pressure, heart rate or blood sugar levels. Sources: 1

Protein consists of small but important compounds, the so-called amino acids, which serve as building blocks of the body. Protein is a compound in food that provides calories and other nutritional values. Some powders consist of 70 to 85 percent pure protein, while the remaining 15 to 30 percent consist predominantly of carbohydrates and fat. Sources: 1, 3

In fact, protein makes up about 15% of the body, including skin, hair, nails, and other tissues. Protein consists of all the cells of our body, including those that make up our cells, such as the liver, kidneys, heart, lungs, pancreas, blood vessels, muscles, bones, joints, organs and organs. Sources: 3, 8

Since protein is involved in all cells of the body, it is important to eat enough, but also to eat the best possible quality and the most bioavailable form as possible. Protein comes from many food sources that have varying degrees of bioavailability. Sources: 8

Simply put, protein can be absorbed and digested by the body in many ways, but best in its most bioavailable form, for example in the form of carbohydrates. It can also be eaten as a food supplement or as part of a whole – as cereal flour or as a beeSources: 5, 8

When people eat foods that contain these amino acids, they allow the body to make and synthesize proteins. Of the 20 amino acids our body uses to make its protein, 10 are considered essential because of their importance to the production of proteins. If you do not consume all the amino acids, you will not synthesize enough protein for your body to function properly. Sources: 0, 5

Proteins come from a variety of foods such as meat, dairy products, eggs, nuts and vegetables, but the exception is soya – foods derived from protein. Proteins, which come in the form of protein powder, protein powder or protein balls, are called complete proteins and contain all essential amino acids. Sources: 0

Some proteins in the diet are complete, meaning they contain all nine essential amino acids needed to make new proteins in the body, but others are incomplete because they lack none that your body cannot make from scratch from other amino acids. Strict vegetarians work to consume a wide variety of foods to ensure they get as much protein as possible from their diet, such as meat, dairy, eggs and vegetables. Sources: 0, 2

Although animal foods such as meat, dairy products and eggs often lack one or more of the essential amino acids, plant foods such as fruits, vegetables and nuts tend to be the best sources of complete protein. Sources: 2

It is important to note that not all of us get enough protein due to food insecurity, but most do, according to the US Food and Drug Administration. Sources: 2

Vegetarians and vegans can source their needs from other sources, but may need to consume a greater variety of foods. Most foods and drinks contain protein, and certain types of foods are higher in protein than others, such as meat, dairy products, eggs, nuts and seeds. To do something like muscle building, you need to eat more protein, according to the American Heart Association. Sources: 7

However, it is important to be aware that some protein sources also contain other nutrients, such as saturated fat and carbohydrates. When you eat protein-rich foods, your body breaks down the nutrient into its amino acids, which are then used for a variety of important tasks. Protein is a nutrient found in meat, dairy products, eggs, nuts and seeds, as well as vegetables, fruits and nuts. Sources: 4, 7

There are a number of reasons why you choose a protein supplement, for example for health reasons as well as for health reasons. Egg protein is one of the most popular protein sources in the world, which is why Rocky Balboa did it. Sources: 1, 4

Soybeans are one of the few vegetable protein sources that provide all the essential amino acids. The protein is isolated and concentrated by peeling soybeans and drying them into soy flour, which is also used to make delicious pancakes. Sources: 1

The protein in soybeans can help improve the body’s immune function and promote the development of a healthy immune system such as the human body’s immune system. A complete protein is a protein that contains all nine essential amino acids required for human nutrition, as well as all the necessary vitamins and minerals. Sources: 1, 6

However, there is nothing wrong with incomplete protein, and there are many healthy protein-rich foods that are incomplete. Among other things, nuts, seeds, pulses, cereals and vegetables are usually incomplete amino acids. It is not necessary to eat whole protein foods specifically as long as you consume a sufficient variety of them to obtain all the required amino acids. There are a number of other foods such as nuts and seeds, legumes or vegetables that are usually complete proteins, but not always. 

#beans    #plant   

“A Many other types of beans, including black beans, pinto beans, kidney beans, butter beans and lentils, are all important sources of protein.” 2“Chickpeas, lentils, peas, kidney beans, black beans, soybeans, pinto beans, navy beans, and virtually all other beans and legumes are incredible sources of protein even though they’re plant – based.” 12“Most animal sources of protein, such as meat, poultry, fish, eggs, and dairy, deliver all the amino acids your body needs, while plant – based protein sources such as grains, beans, vegetables, and nuts often lack one or more of the essential amino acids.” 15“Because the protein content of most plants is low, very large amounts of plant material are required by animals, such as ruminants ( e.g., cows ), that eat only plant material to meet their amino acid requirements.” 17

#soy    #tofu    #soya   

“Mature soya beans contain nearly 40 % protein; soya products such as soya milk and tofu are also good sources of protein.” 2“Soy and many soy – based products, such as tofu or tempeh, are among the few plant foods that are categorized as complete.” 18“Keto – friendly plant protein sources include tofu and soy – based products, as well as most nuts and seeds, although some are higher in carbs than others.” 13“The protein is concentrated or isolated after the soy beans have been hulled and dried into soy flour ( which also makes for delicious pancakes! ).” 7“If you’re dairy intolerant, eating soya protein foods such as fortified tofu and soya – based drinks will help post – recovery, plus they can help to lower cholesterol and may reduce the risk of heart disease.” 6

#cells    #body    #organs    #muscle    #tissue   

“Protein can be found in all cells of the body and is the major structural component of all cells in the body, especially muscle.” 9“Protein is an essential nutrient, responsible for multiple functions in your body, including building tissue, cells and muscle, as well as making hormones and anti – bodies.” 6“Proteins make up much of the tissue in our bodies, including muscles and organs, as well as hormones and the immune system.” 2“They are also organ – specific; for instance, within a single organism, muscle proteins differ from those of the brain and liver.” 17“In all vertebrates, the respiratory protein hemoglobin acts as oxygen carrier in the blood, transporting oxygen from the lung to body organs and tissues.” 17“In eukaryotic cells, ribosomes are found as free – floating particles within cells and are also embedded in the rough endoplasmic reticulum, a cell organelle.” 17

#nucleic    #enzymes    #reactions   

“And the list goes on : The enzymes that break down food and spark chemical reactions in the body are proteins.” 4“When broken down into amino acids, they are used as precursors to nucleic acid, co – enzymes, hormones, immune response, cellular repair, and other molecules essential for life.” 9“Enzymes, which are the catalysts of all metabolic reactions, enable an organism to build up the chemical substances necessary for life — proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, and lipids — to convert them into other substances, and to degrade them.” 17“Present in every cell, they are also precursors to nucleic acids, co – enzymes, hormones, immune response, repair and other molecules essential for life.” 9“Like other biological macromolecules such as polysaccharides and nucleic acids, proteins are essential parts of all living organisms and participate in every process within cells.” 14

#feel    #weight    #appetite    #help   

“May help you maintain a healthy weight by curbing appetite, making you feel full longer, and fueling you with extra energy for exercising.” 15“This might be because protein can reduce appetite and prevent overeating by triggering hormones that promote feelings of fullness and satisfaction.” 13“It can reduce your risk for heart disease and stroke, and you’ll also feel full longer, which can help you maintain a healthy weight.” 15“And because protein’s benefits are so easy to explain and understand — it helps you feel fuller longer, lose weight and build muscle – it might be more enduring than the pushes for high fiber, whole grains and Omega-3 fatty acids that abruptly came into and out of vogue.” 18“Ketosis, which also occurs in diabetes, tends to suppress appetite, causing people to eat less, and it also increases the body’s elimination of fluids through urine, resulting in a loss of water weight.” 1

#vegans    #food    #considerations   

“Remarkably, the best sources of protein for ethical considerations are the same foods as the best sources of protein for health considerations.” 12“Vegan sources of protein may not be the best tasting sources of protein, but they are definitely among the best sources of protein.” 12“You can get protein from both plant and animal sources – here are some of the best food sources of protein.” 6“The best sources of protein are all meat products, but there are still many great vegans and vegetarian sources of protein.” 12“Vegans can benefit from protein supplements since they do not eat animal – based protein sources like meat, dairy or eggs.” 16“And with few additives or artificial ingredients, this one appeals to those looking for protein sources closest to the whole – food source.” 7

#amino    #nitrogen    #content   

“Complete proteins “contain all nine essential amino acids, whereas” incomplete proteins “contain some, but not all, of the essential amino acids.” 7“Protein content is typically quantified by measuring levels of total nitrogen, which is supplied by bound protein, individual amino acids, and other nitrogenous substances typically found in protein supplements, including creatine.” 8“Furthermore, levels of all free amino acids were quantified; their expected contribution to total protein was corrected by using factors representative of the individual amino acids ‘nitrogen content.” 8“On food labels the protein is given by the nitrogen multiplied by 6.25, because the average nitrogen content of proteins is about 16 %.” 9“Before the absorption in the small intestine, most proteins are already reduced to single amino acid or peptides of several amino acids.” 9

#muscle    #need    #energy    #leading   

“If not enough energy is taken in through diet, as in the process of starvation, the body will use protein from the muscle mass to meet its energy needs, leading to muscle wasting over time.” 9“Therefore, a slight increase in protein intake may be beneficial to endurance athletes by replacing the protein lost in energy expenditure and protein lost in repairing muscles.” 9“People who are very active may need slightly more protein than those who lead more sedentary lifestylesabecause protein is essential for building and repairing muscle and other tissues, slightly more is needed for those actively trying to develop muscle.” 2“With protein being the stuff of muscles, one might assume that those who exercise need a lot more protein, but this is not the case.” 4

#meat    #fat    #saturated    #processed   

“Meat preparation is also an important factor in balancing protein intake and fats – for example, fried meat products contain protein but higher levels of saturated fats.” 2“As meat can also be high in saturated fats, lean cuts of meat are considered to be better because they contain less saturated fat.” 2“It’s best to limit your intake of red meat which is often higher in saturated fat and processed meats like ham, bacon and hot dogs which are often higher in saturated fat and sodium.” 3“Processed meats have also been linked with an increased risk of cancer, likely due to the substances used in the processing of the meat.” 15“In their quest to shed pounds and get strong, consumers might start eating more foods such as red meat that, though high in protein, also have lots of saturated fat.” 18

#foods    #supplements    #idea   

“While many experts suggest getting the bulk of our protein from whole food sources, protein supplements can make it easier to get those aminos on – the – go.” 7“Some people may consider the best sources of protein as foods with the lowest calorie content and the highest amounts of protein.” 12“Experts say it’s a good idea to lean on whole foods rather than processed foods to source your protein, as whole foods offer nutritional benefits that the man – made options don’t provide.” 5“On page two, we list nearly 1000 different protein sources by their calorie content, so you can easily visualize the best sources of protein.” 12“Go to the next page to see a list of foods sorted by their protein content so you can decide the best sources of protein.” 12

#blood    #insulin    #sugar    #increase    #glucose   

“One of the arguments made in favor of keeping protein on the lower end is that higher intakes may increase blood sugar and insulin levels.” 13“Protein may increase insulin concentrations acutely but high protein diets are not known to cause hyperinsulinemia ( chronically high insulin levels ).” 13“If you find your blood glucose increases after eating a moderate – protein low – carb meal, first make sure it is doesn’t contain any hidden carbs or sugars.” 13“In fact, the acute rise in insulin after a meal is probably one of the reasons why protein helps keep blood sugar low.” 13“Finally, there is a growing literature that increasing protein in the context of a low – carbohydrate diet lowers liver fat and blood glucose in the absence of any weight change.” 13

#milk    #fat    #contains    #removed   

“Almond milk, coconut milk, soy milk, cashew milk ( which is absolutely delicious ), rice milk, hazelnut milk, oat milk, and hemp milk are all readily available in the local grocer.” 12“Skimmed and semi – skimmed milk have had much of their fat removed and therefore contain more protein per ml than whole milk ( and more calcium too ).” 2“For example, 200ml ( 1 cup ) of semi – skimmed ( 2 % ) milk contains about 8 grams of protein.” 2“Casein is produced using a separation process applied to liquid milk that can concentrate or isolate the milk protein from the carbs and fats.” 7“Beware of added sugar in low – fat yoghurts and flavored milk, though, and skip processed cheese that often contains non – dairy ingredients.” 15

#meal    #snack    #breakfasts    #lunches    #ate   

“People who ate about 30 g of protein at each meal — breakfast, lunch, and dinner — had a 25 % boost in muscle building, compared with those who ate the same total amount but skimped in the morning and loaded up at night.” 11“And, for someone always on – the – go who may not have time for a meal, a protein snack bar can be a good option for occasional meal replacement.” 16“One of the main issues with our Western diet is that often, our breakfasts and lunches are low in protein but high in carbohydrates, with a protein – packed evening meal.” 6“Pork is one of the richest sources of leucine and therefore a great addition to a post – exercise meal or snack.” 6

#risks    #kidney    #diet    #disease    #benefits   

“While there is no conclusive evidence that a high protein diet can cause chronic kidney disease, there is a consensus that people with this disease should decrease consumption of protein.” 9“There have been some indications that extra protein makes the kidneys work harder, which could be problematic for individuals with a history of kidney disease and for them, the supplements may increase the risk of kidney stones, she says.” 16“With that said, a short – term period of a very high protein diet, for example, the first week of an intense training period, could have benefits that outweigh the risks.” 12“And to their credit, there are many benefits of raw milk, but the risks of pathogens outweigh these benefits, especially when considering how little heating changes the nutritional value of the milk.” 12

#carb    #diet    #intake    #returning    #keto   

“In fairness, it was compared to a higher – carb diet, but nonetheless, the higher protein intake did not blunt the benefit of lowering carbs.” 13“Protein intake within this range has been shown to preserve muscle mass, improve body composition, and provide other health benefits in people who eat low – carb diets or higher – carb diets.” 13“If you’re feeling overwhelmed or confused about how much protein you need on a keto or low – carb diet, you’re not alone.” 13“In fact, after returning to New York City and to a typical US diet with more normal levels of protein, he reportedly found his health deteriorating and returned to a low – carb, high fat, and high protein diet until his death aged 83.” 10

#study    #group    #Journal    #Nutrition   

“A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that a large single dose of 25 g of protein after exercise can increase muscle protein synthesis.” 5“Participants in the study were separated into two groups — one group was asked to eat 30 grams of protein per meal in the form of whole foods.” 16“Americans love gorging on protein come dinnertime, but parceling it out over the day is a better bet, finds a recent study in the Journal of Nutrition.” 11“The other group — the control group — was put on a typical low – calorie diet with about 50 to 60 grams of protein a day.” 16“After six months, researchers found the high protein group had significantly improved their muscle function — almost twice as much as the control group.” 16

#grams    #recommended    #weight    #age    #g   

“Steve Phinney and Jeff Volek recommend 1.5 – 1.75 grams of protein per kg of reference weight or “ideal” body weight for most individuals.” 13“For weightlifters and strength athletes 1.4 – 2 g of protein per kg of body weight is recommended per day, with a recommendation of 1.2 – 1.6 g of protein per kg of body weight per day for endurance athletes.” 6“For most people a daily dose of around 0.8 – 1 g of protein per 1 kg of body weight is recommended.” 6“Older adults should aim for 1 to 1.5 grams of protein for each kilogram of weight ( think 0.5 g of protein per lb.” 15“The average healthy person needs about 0.8 grams per kilogram ( or 2.2 pounds ) of body weight, according to U.S. Agriculture Department recommendations.” 18

#grams    #ounces    #serving    #Cheerios   

“A 1 1/4 -cup serving of Cheerios Protein, for instance, has seven grams of protein — more than the four grams of protein in the original variety of Cheerios.” 18“Thus, a daily intake of 6 ounce equivalents of protein might include 5 ounces of protein foods, 6 ounces of whole grains, and 3 servings of dairy products.” 0“That Caramel Nut Rush Marathon Protein Bar might have 20 grams of protein, but it also has 290 calories, 9 grams of fat and 22 grams of sugar.” 18“Worst offender : 4 Dimension Nutrition Whey Phase ( nearly 64 % of its measured protein content came from unbound protein ).” 8“If you ate two eggs topped with a little bit of cheese and an orange on the side, you already have 22 grams of protein.” 16

#training    #athletes    #exercise    #people    #need   

“People who engage in weight lifting, other forms of resistance training, and endurance – type exercise likely need more protein than people of the same height and weight who are sedentary.” 13“The scientific consensus agrees there are exceptions for athletes, manual laborers, pregnant women, and people that routinely undertake rigorous exercise or activities.” 12“Endurance athletes who exercise over a long period ( 2 – 5 hours per training session ) use protein as a source of 5 – 10 % of their total energy expended.” 9“For those engaged in intensive strength training or for endurance athletes, the recommendation is at most twice the amount of protein the average person needs.” 4“If you are an athlete in tip – top shape, you may need a lot more than what is considered normal.” 12

#powders    #calorie    #gainers    #bars   

“Pros : Jam – packed with calories, weight gainers allow people to consume more calories than they could through food alone.” 7“Overall, products received between 15 – 100 % of their calories from protein content ( Mean = 67 %, Standard Deviation = 20 % ).” 8“Products in the “Gainer” category ( indicated for mass gain ) varied widely in the source of their calorie content, ranging from 2.5 g – 20.2 g of total fat in the six products.” 8“Weight gainer combines protein, often whey, with a mix of high – carbohydrate ingredients that makes it much more calorie – dense than typical protein powders.” 7“So if it’s so easy to get your protein in food, why add more in the form of powders, snack bars or a boost at your local juice bar?” 16

#passed    #metals    #cadmium    #lead   

“All eighty one protein products tested in this batch passed heavy metals screens for arsenic, and lead, cadmium ( below 1 part per million ).” 8“All protein powders tested in this batch passed our heavy metals screens for arsenic, lead, and cadmium ( below 1 part per million ).” 8“Bulk samples of each product passed the six mineral assays, indicating presence of under 1PPM ( part per million ) of arsenic, lead, and cadmium compounds.” 8“While all 81 products passed Labdoor’s manufacturing purity assays for heavy metals content, we did identify other major ingredients of concern.” 8“Our analysis quantified protein, fat, sugar, cholesterol, calcium, sodium, lead, cadmium, arsenic, and mercury content and recorded presenceabsence data for 63 inactive ingredients.” 8“Labdoor performed audits on the heavy metals content of each product in this category, requiring analysis by Inductively Coupled Plasma – Mass Spectrometry ( ICP – MS ).

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