Who Needs Protein?

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Protein is an essential macronutrient that is needed by all human beings. However, everyone needs protein in different quantities. There are various sources of protein, hence it is upto you to decide what you want to consume to reach your daily protein requirement. The following article talks about which type of person needs how much protein.

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Who Needs Protein Protein is an essential macronutrient that is needed by all human beings. However everyone needs protein in different quantities. There are various sources of protein hence it is upto you to decide what you want to consume to reach your daily protein requirement. Athletes: Athletes usually perform high intensity workouts and suffer from muscle tears. Their muscles and body need extra protein to recover and cope with the stress they are put under on a regular basis. Gymnasts basketball players footballers cricketers all play sports that are cardio intensive and they usually have a diet that can support their sport. It is healthier than that of others and filled with protein-rich foods that help them maintain a fit physique. Senior citizens: Older people need more protein for various reasons. Some these include muscle repair while dealing with a chronic illness or facing hospitalisation. During stressful periods bodies process protein less efficiently and need more of it to maintain strong bones increase muscle strength and other bodily functions. A lot of older adults do not consume enough protein due to a reduced appetite dental problems digestion issues and impraired taste. This puts them at a risk for muscle deterioration slower recovery and reduced mobility. Children: Growing kids need protein to build their muscles and repair tissues. Kids are usually active and love to run around. They need protein to keep their energy levels up. This energy can be derived from whole foods like paneer nuts oats meats and fish if they are non-vegetarian. Protein sources also provide different nutrients like vitamins B and E minerals magnesium potassium iron and zinc. Children that do not get enough protein experience fatigue late development poor concentration slow bone growth. People who exercise: When you exercise regularly your muscles need protein to grow. The essential macronutrient is needed for muscle synthesis keeping energy levels up and prevent muscle soreness and fatigue post-workout. You can pick up a protein bar which you carry with you to a workout or even consume a protein shake within 30 minutes post a workout.

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Middle-aged people: When you age you tend to lose muscle and gain weight. The ideal way to combat that is to increase the intake of protein rich snacks which includes vitamins and minerals. Protein also curbs your appetite which in turn helps with weight loss. It is just the questions of eating the right food which can help with your daily dose of protein Vegetarians: Often vegetarians do not get adequate protein as the dietary options available are not as protein-rich as the non-vegetarian options. Thus problems like weak bones lower energy levels increased appetite crop up. Hence protein must be ingested in the form of either a protein bar or a health bar or even protein chips. Whole foods that are protein-rich like tofu lentils beans chickpeas can be eaten for that extra protein push. Everyone needs protein in different quantities and it must be consumed every single day as your body does not store it. So get your dose of protein today

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