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2 Reasons Why a High Protein Diet is good for your Health

by ben interactive on Feb 25, 2021

2 Reasons Why a High Protein Diet is good for your Health

2 Reasons Why a High Protein Diet is good for your Health

When many people think about maintaining a high protein diet, the image of large body builders chowing down on full chickens 3-4 times a day may come to mind. This then typically results in the incorrect assumption that eating protein filled diets is only important for those members of the gym that are looking to get swollen before summer. However, when it comes to reality, this assumption is false, and can sometimes have terrible consequences for people who believe it. That said, for the regular day to day human being who may not frequent the gym and lift heavy weights 7 days a week, eating 3-4 meals of protein every day is not necessary. A high protein diet, for the average individual (who isn’t Arnold Schwarzenegger) is between 1.6-2.2 pounds of protein per kilogram of body mass. This can be covered by a couple of eggs in the morning, followed with grilled chicken, of fish, for dinner. As with everything else, unless you are purposefully working to build a muscular body, maintaining the correct proportions of each food group within your diet is a very important aspect when it comes to remaining healthy. A low protein diet can be the root of many terrible health related issues, such as severe loss of muscle mass, increased fat gain (due to a greater appetite and as such, subsequent increased calorie intake), greater risk of bone fracture, and in the worst of cases, Kwashiorkor. As such, a high protein intake of between 1.6-2.2 pounds of protein per kilogram of body weight is required in order to remain healthy. Below, we’ll explore some of the key benefits that you’ll experience when you maintain a high protein diet of between 1.6-2.2 pounds of protein per kilogram of body weight. Maintaining or Growing Lean Muscle Mass One of the main benefits you’ll experience when you maintain a high protein diet is a greater maintenance (or growth, if you frequent the gym) of lean muscle mass. Protein stands as one of the main building blocks for all muscle growth. It’s one of your body’s most important fuels when it comes to making necessary muscle repairs, or maintaining your current muscle density. So if you fail to maintain a high protein diet, you will most probably begin to see muscle loss. Satiate Craving Another great reason why high protein diets are very important when it comes to remaining healthy is that high protein diets satisfy your appetite better. As such, after only a few pieces of grilled chicken, or an egg, you will feel a lot fuller than if you eat a less heathy food alternative (such as junk food, processed goods or fast-food). This will help you reduce your calorie intake, which can keep you from becoming overweight, or obese. Here at Eat BCM, we pride ourselves in helping our clients remain fit and healthy. Visit our website for more information on this topic and so much more.