We see it all the time, especially with women, protein can be the hardest thing for them to get in...
Protein is an important building block of your muscles, bones, cartilage, skin, blood, enzymes and hormones. It plays an essential role in all bodily tissue.
Deficiency can lead to various health problems. Low protein intake can be a concern as it may cause subtle changes in your body over time.
1. Severe protein deficiency may affect your skin causing redness, flaky skin and depigmentation. It may also cause brittle nails and hair loss.
2. Protein is essential for muscle growth and maintenance. Loss of muscle mass is one of the first signs of inadequate protein intake.
3. Protein helps maintain the strength and density of bones. Insufficient protein intake has been linked to a lower bone mineral density and an increased risk of fractures.
4. Eating too little protein may impair your body’s ability to fight infections, such as the common cold.
5. Low protein intake can also contribute to low thyroid function.
We know your next question…
So how much protein should I be eating?
Take your body weight and multiply it by 0.82
This will provide you the amount of protein in grams per day your body can utilize.
Great sources of protein:
🍗 Organic Poultry
🥩 Grass Fed Lean Meats
🐄 Whey Isolate
🍽 Non-GMO Soy
Complete Body Labs REFUEL BAR
✅ Protein: 14g
⬆️ SuperFiber: 6g
⬇️ Sugar: 4g