Protein is used primarily for the production of muscles but proteins have so many other uses in the body, including assisting in the manufacture of hormones, enzymes, cellular messengers, nucleic acids, and immune-system components.
Our bodies require adequate protein to put together the structures that make up every cell, tissue, and organ. Protein is also essential for cardiovascular function, muscle contraction, growth, and healing.
Without protein your body lacks these enzymes and hormones required for a great metabolism, healthy digestion and many other important processes within your body. Including protein in your meals encourages your body to seek energy from your fat storage centres, while it uses the energy from your food to build muscles.
A great time to add a protein shake into your diet is after your workout to fuel your muscles and help them grow.
More muscle = better metabolism = burning fat just sitting around!
It can be very overwhelming choosing what protein powder would be best for your fitness goals. Whey protein is often the most popular because of studies which have shown benefits for depression, blood pressure, blood sugar levels amongst many other elements including assisting in weight loss.
My favourite is x50 Geen Tea’s Skinny Protein. This protein is a blend of Whey Protein Isolate and Whey Protein Concentrate, has a low carbohydrate content, contains thermogenic fat burning properties and is packed full of Branch Chain Amino Acids. Skinny Protein also contains a multitude of vitamins and minerals, which helps further stimulate metabolic function, eliminates toxins, balances the body’s PH levels and supports muscle growth all while boosting an individual’s immune system. What more could you ask for?