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Protein Impact on Mood and Stress

Published : Jul 07, 2021 3 mins read Updated On : Oct 30, 2023

While we all know the common nuances that people have when they hear about Protein is that, it is only useful for those who are into intense activity, bodybuilding, or athletes. However, it's the biggest myth people have. Protein plays a key role in daily health, mood, stress, anxiety, depression, regulation of neurotransmitters, and many other key roles that determine daily and general well-being.

Protein Supplements for Stress - Fast&Up 

Everyone needs to understand that eating unhealthy food and irregular eating patterns can result in mood swings, blood sugar fluctuation, and nutritional imbalance that result in the above-mentioned conditions.

Here are a few examples of having an unhealthy eating pattern that results in a change in mood and well-being.

  1. Skipping Breakfast: People usually skip breakfast which results in low blood sugar and ultimately leaves you feeling weak and tired.
  2. Limiting Certain Food Groups: While there is a trend in having certain foods and unnecessary limitations of others, this results in deficiency of certain foods. One of the key nutrients is Protein, which 3 out of 4 Indians are deficient in. Which is quite alarming considering the situation we are in.
  3. Consuming Refined Carbohydrates: Having higher amounts of refined carbohydrates results in a change of blood sugar and insulin and a sudden change in blood sugar level that results in mood swings, irritation, and low energy.

How Protein Impacts Mood and Stress?

Protein is a long-chain polymer of amino acids, which implies amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. There are 12 non-essential amino acids that the body manufactures from itself and 8 essential amino acids that we need to feed the body through diet. A high-quality protein is one that contains all amino acids. Fast&Up Plant Protein Isolate helps to provide a complete amino acids profile with a well-researched blend of premium quality Pea + Brown Rice Protein Isolate. Protein intake results in affecting the mental health status of individuals. Neurotransmitters that regulate brain function are made of amino acids. Dopamine neurotransmitter is made up of amino acid tyrosine and neurotransmitter serotonin is made up of tryptophan. If there is a lack of amino acid, the synthesis of neurotransmitters reduces those results in aggression, irritability, mood swings, and stress. In short, stress relief requires the right amount of protein consumption daily. The recommended dosage of protein as per ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) is 1.0g/bd/kg/w. Plant Protein by Fast&Up helps to fulfill daily protein requirements

More Protein Results in Low Sugar Intake

When the focus shifts to having protein-rich food, the intake of sugar and sugary snacks reduces. High sugar intake results in numerous side effects on all systems of our body, both physically and mentally. The research has found a direct correlation between sugar and depression. A protein known as BDNF is the link, which controls the growth, maintenance, and differentiation of nerve cells in the brain.

What sugar does is that it reduces BDNF, which is already low in people with depression. Increasing Protein intake results in cutting down sugar intake and reduces sweet tooth.

Why Plant Protein by Fast&Up?

While we all know that there are numerous protein powder brands available in the market, so what makes Fast&Up Plant Protein as compared to other Protein supplement brands:

  • Informed Sports Certified (Banned Substance Tested)
  • 30g High Quality Protein
  • Complete Amino Acid Profile
  • Added Vegan Coconut MCTs and Beetroot
  • Digestive Enzyme Pepzyme AG ™ for Ease of Digestion
  • Delicious Taste, Smooth Creamy Texture, and No Added Sugar

Bottom Line:

Now, that we know the importance of Protein for Stress, it becomes important to fulfill daily Protein requirements. With numerous options available, making the right choice is important.

Jenil Shah
Jenil Shah
Nutrition Supplement Geek

Jenil completed his graduation in Biotechnology and masters in Nutraceuticals. He has a 3.5+ years of experience in various sectors including nutrition supplements, content writing and nutrition wr... Read More

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