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Posted August 5th, 2016 under Nutrition

8 Reasons You Need To Eat More Protein

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8 Reasons You Need To Eat More Protein

8 reasons you need to eat more protein:

  • Reduces appetite and hunger levels

Out of all the macronutrients protein is the most filling. Protein reduces your level of the hunger hormone ghrelin and boosts the satiety hormone peptide YY, which makes you feel full.

  • Increases Muscle mass and strength

Protein forms the building blocks of muscles. If you are trying to gain muscle and strength you need to consume enough protein. Keeping protein high can prevent muscle loss when your body is in a catabolic state.

  • Good for your bones

People who eat more protein tend to have better bone health and a much lower risk of osteoporosis and fractures as they get older. Eating plenty protein can help muscle wasting as you age.

  • Can reduce cravings

Cravings are not about your body needing energy is it your body needing a “reward.” It has been studied that people who consume more protein have less cravings. For more about cravings read my cravings blog.

  • Can boost metabolism and increase fat burn

Eating food can boost your metabolism. Your body uses calories to digest and make use of the nutrients in the food, which is known as the thermic effect of food. Protein has a much higher thermic effect than fat or carbs. 

  • Can lower your blood pressure and LDL cholesterol

Studies have shown that higher protein diets helped lower blood pressure levels and even LDL cholesterol.

  • Can help you lose fat and keep it off

As mentioned before high protein intake boosts metabolism and increases fat burning and reduces hunger and cravings so of course protein will benefit your fat loss and help keep it off.

  • Can help your body repair itself after injury

  Eating more protein after an injury can speed up recovery because protein forms the main building blocks of the body’s tissue and organs

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Written By:  Rebecca Desousa BS Nutritional Sciences

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