Why you should be eating more protein

Getting enough protein in your diet is crucial for good health.  Protein plays an important role in the creation and maintenance of every cell in your body, including those that make up bones, muscle, cartilage, tendons, skin hair and nails!  And it helps fuel your cells so you have energy to stay alive.

Here are a few of the many other ways your body uses protein:

  • to make hormones and enzymes
  • to build and repair tissue
  • to help oxygenate the blood
  • to help maintain the body’s proper pH
  • to help regulate fluid balance and prevent edema
  • they form antibodies to protect your body from bacteria and viruses
  • they transport and store important nutrients such as iron

Shoot for 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight daily to keep your body functioning like a well oiled machine.

Transformation isn’t just about losing weight… it’s about losing fat. True transformation comes from resistance training. 

Getting enough protein in your diet is crucial for good health. There are literally thousands of different types of protein in the human body that can't exist without a protein rich diet.
Becky's Health & Fitness
Becky's Health & Fitness

July 28, 2023