Macro nutrients #3
Hi guys, just going to tell you a little bit about the macro nutrient protein and give you a general overview of the importance of this and how contributes to achieving goals.
What is it?
Protein is a molecule in food that can be broken down into amino acids.
Our bodies need 20 amino acids. The body itself can create or synthesize 11 of those amino acids. But the body needs 9 essential amino acids, the only thing is our body can’t create these and has to get them into our systems through consumption of food. In order to create the amino acids that the body needs, the body will breaks down the protein in the food.
The essential amino acids that our body needs are: Tryptophan, Threonine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Valine and Histidine.
Why do we need protein?
We need protein because they are the building blocks of our body and the food we eat. Each and every cell in our body contains protein. Protein is made up of a chain of amino acids and we need this in our diet as it helps to repair cells and make new ones. Protein helps repair our muscles and helps with muscle growth too.
Types of protein.
There are lots of protein sources for example foods made from meat, poultry, seafood, beans and peas, eggs, processed soy products, nuts, and seeds.
Protein powders and protein supplements are very popular as they are an easily accessible form of protein. There are loads of different types of protein supplements you can take and they are all reasonably priced.
For me personally I use Hemp protein as it provides the essential fatty acids omega-3 and omega-6. All these essential fats are found in hemp and are great sources of energy.
My personal favourite hemp protein is off www.myprotein.com
Other protein powders:
Protein Blends Soy Protein Protein Foods
Meal Replacements Plant Protein Protein Pills
Gainers Natural Formulas Amino Acids
Egg Protein Protein Bars BCAAs
The majority of these powders can be found on the My Protein website and are very affordable.
go check out my post about carbohydrates #2