Ensure you eat enough protein

Do you eat enough protein? Here’s 7 signs to look out for

It is not difficult to over-estimate the importance of proteins; we need protein for virtually every process that takes place in the body.

Protein is an important component of every cell in the body and it is an important building block for hair, skin and nails as well as muscle and cartilage. It is therefore crucial for tissue and muscle repair and a resulting deficiency if you do not eat enough protein will compromise the efficiency of this process. You also need protein to produce enzymes, hormones and neurotransmitters.

With this in mind, if you don’t eat enough protein, your body will suffer and becoming aware of any compromise in these body functions can be a reasonable indicator of whether you are eating enough protein.

In terms of symptoms, food cravings, muscle/joint pain, poor hair/skin/nail, slow healing, prone to sickness/being ill, brain fog are all signs of potential lack of protein in the body.

CLICK HERE to find out how these signs can develop if you do not eat enough protein and including visual ideas of exactly what to eat if you want to ensure adequate protein intake.

 

I was originally consulted for an article that first appeared in www.healthista.com and www.dailymail.co.uk

  

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