Protein is essential for living organisms. It gives us energy, helps our bodies recover, and keeps our tummies satisfied. Composed of long-chain amino acids, which are the building blocks of your muscles.
But how would you know if you’re getting enough? Here are some symptoms that can be related to inadequate levels.
- Feeling hungry very soon after meals
Research has shown it assists in ensuring that you feel satisfied and full after a meal. In particular, incorporating it into your breakfast helps reduce calories consumed later in the day, improve blood sugar and insulin levels and increase the energy burned. The Lady Shake is the perfect protein-packed brekkie on the go, our shakes contain 28grams per serve.
- Unhealthy skin, hair, and nails
Uniquely if you find that your hair is thinning and that your nails are brittle and struggling to grow and that your skin is a bit lackluster, this could be due to a lack of protein in your diet. The amino acids act to support the strength of these tissues and are essential for their health. Increase your levels to have you looking glowing in no time.
- Lack of energy
This essential nutrient does a wonderful job of regulating the body’s blood sugar levels. Depriving your body of protein your glucose levels fluctuate which can lead to being tired and irritable. Not to mention for the long term, your body may break down your muscles to try and supply your body with sufficient protein, leading to a loss of energy and strength.
- Slow muscle recovery after exercise
Of course, most people know that following exercise it is important to consume protein to repair the muscles. However, If you don’t consume regular sufficient amounts of protein in the 12 hours that follow exercise it can increase your risk of muscle aches and soreness. Keep up the protein to get you back in the gym in no time.
HOW TO INCREASE YOUR PROTEIN INTAKE
- For a quick snack on the go, why not try making our Lady Protein Balls!
- Have a high protein breakfast such as a Lady Shake or our Lady protein pancakes
- Have a portion of salmon, chicken or pork with your dinner.