Protein, protein, protein! Sometimes it’s all we hear about at the gym or when shopping for supplements...but many people don’t understand the necessity or benefits of making protein a priority in our fitness regime!
So why do we need protein?
Protein is essential for our body as it is used to build and repair tissues, used to make enzymes, hormones and other body chemicals and is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood (https://www.webmd.com/men/features/benefits-protein). So, it’s easy to see why if we are not getting enough protein from our whole foods it is vital to supplement protein especially when we are training and body building!
The two most common uses for protein powder are as a meal replacement and post-workout. Some of the benefits of consuming a protein powder in a shake include:
- High protein levels, low sugar, low lactose and low fat.
- Ideal for lean muscle gain
- Helps to increase & maintain lean muscle.
- Supports weight loss and weight management
- Adding nutrition to your diet, that you may not already consume
- Can be used as meal replacement
Post-work out, take advantage of the small window of time post-workout when our body is depleted to consume nutrients for the biggest benefit. A protein shake can help you recover after a tough session and often increase muscle and strength gain.
As a meal replacement, try adding in a source of vegetables, a serving or two of fruit and some healthy fats alongside a scoop or two of protein powder to replace breakfast on the run or main meals when trying to control weight gain / improve weight loss (always speak to a doctor first!) (https://dailyburn.com/life/health/how-to-use-protein-powder/)
Our Provide Nutrition Whey Protein blend is an advanced low-carbohydrate formula blend of Whey Protein Isolate and Whey Protein Concentrate delivers over 28g of protein per serve https://baguiosports.com/collections/whey-protein/products/whey-protein-wpi-wpc-100-lean-blean-vanilla-flavour)
So, remember protein powder can be used as a key protein source to meet your bodies demands of training and muscle building. As it plays a key role in improving recovery, building lean muscle or removing unwanted body fat.
Keep an eye out for next week’s blog on the different types of protein available!
Cheers, Hannah x