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Why should Women have Protein

Published : Mar 25, 2021 2 mins read Updated On : Oct 30, 2023

If you have ever wondered why protein makes women look bulky and heavy, you are probably incorrect. Protein Plays a vital role in building a healthy and fit body. They are the building blocks that strengthen the performance of an individual. It helps in building muscles and also repairs muscle fibers. If you want to improve your physique, protein is the most important macronutrient.

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Why do you need protein?

Whether you are a man or woman protein is necessary, however, the intake of protein differs according to age, activity levels, calorie intake, and several other factors. Your body can’t produce all the essential amino acids, therefore it is vital to take protein in the form of supplements or from food. Unlike fats and carbohydrates, protein can’t be stored or reserved. Therefore intake of protein is necessary. Below mentioned are the top benefits of protein.

1. To live a healthy life:

The US Department of Agriculture recommends 0.36g of protein per pound of body weight per day. This is essential for survival. If you aren't looking to build muscle then it is recommended 0.5-0.7g per pound per weight. If your aim is to lose weight then it is important to burn more calories than consumed. To achieve this result, a high-protein diet is essential. A pregnant woman is recommended to intake 70 to 100 grams of protein a day. It helps in the growth of fetal tissue, breast, and uterine tissue during pregnancy.

2. Helps in muscle growth after training:

Women are generally involved in household chores. It unknowingly burns a lot of calories. Whether you burn calories through household chores or through your extensive workout, it is important to relax the muscles and relieve the pain. Protein helps in rebuilding your muscles as it is high in amino acids and also releases muscle cramps. The role is to repair tissues that were damaged by the exercise. 

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3. Builds a healthy immune system:

Protein helps in fighting infections and germs which strengthens your immunity and makes it stronger. Having a strong immune system prevents you from falling sick more often and prevents other illnesses and diseases.

What happens when someone has protein deficiency?

Lack of protein in the body raises many health issues such as fatigue, skin degeneration, fatty liver, etc. It affects almost every part of your body which disrupts the smooth functioning of the body. If not taken care of, could lead to serious problems in the near future.

How to intake adequate protein?

Some sources of protein are dairy products, fruits, eggs, meat, etc. If you do not get adequate protein from food, supplements are the alternative that has a sufficient amount of protein your body needs. Start your protein journey and lead a healthy life.  

Nishtha Agarwal
Nishtha Agarwal
Women Health & Nutrition

Nishtha is avid reader and writer who loves to explore about women health and wellness. She believes that every woman's first priority should her health especially considering their workload and th... Read More

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