Protein’s Role in Muscle Recovery

Protein’s Role in Muscle Recovery

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Why are protein shakes so ubiquitous after a workout? Because protein is the most important macronutrient for muscle recovery. Proteins, specifically the amino acids within them, not only protect and sustain the muscle that you have but also help heal and rebuild that muscle to grow stronger and harder. Without protein, the muscles will begin to atrophy and are unable to perform. Thanks for watching!Visit WebsiteEven worse — if you fall short on protein, your body will actually begin to break down the proteins in your muscles for energy. Nobody wants to erase all their hard work, so it’s essential to consume enough quality protein daily.See also "Macros for Dummies."Other Key Nutrients for Muscle GrowthThere are specific micronutrients that your body is not capable of producing on its own. Therefore,…
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Not All Protein Is Created Equal

Not All Protein Is Created Equal

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From bars to powders to drinks and more, there’s a lot of functional protein-packed products out there. So how do you pick the best option to fit your nutritional needs?It’s all about choosing high-quality protein. If you consume low-grade protein that has been synthesized or even altered through hormones and antibiotics, it changes your body’s ability to recognize and absorb the protein, rendering it less effective. That’s why it’s important to know exactly where your protein source comes from. Thanks for watching!Visit WebsitePay Attention to LabelsDon’t be fooled just because a snack bar or drink contains protein. Often, you’ll see products touting their servings of protein in an attempt to appeal to consumers. The catch? In order to consume that promised protein, you’ll also have to consume every other, potentially…
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How to Combine Protein and Fat for Accelerated Weight Loss

How to Combine Protein and Fat for Accelerated Weight Loss

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  Want to lose weight? Eat more protein. Science tells us that protein is a natural fat burner. According to the Journal of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, researchers showed that high-protein meals increase the metabolism of overweight people. That’s because of protein’s higher thermic effect of food (TEF) than carbohydrates. What Is TEF? Your body is burning calories all the time, including during digestion. The thermic effect of food, also known as thermogenesis, is the amount of energy required to process and digest the food you consume. Some foods take more energy to break down and digest than others. Heavily processed carbs are easy to digest. Protein — not so much. Healthy fats like nuts, seeds and oils such as avocado, olive and hemp also boast a higher TEF.…
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