From bone to hair and muscle, protein is found throughout your body.
In fact, at least 10K different proteins make you what you are and keep you that way. Just like carbohydrates and fats, protein is a macronutrient meaning that you need large amounts of it in your diet so you can stay healthy.
According to the New England Journal of Medicine, which evaluated 82,802 women in the Nurses’ Health Study, those who ate low carbohydrates diets that were high in vegetable sources of fat and protein has a 30% lower risk of heart disease compared to those who ate a high carbohydrate, low fat diet.
Unlike carbs and fats, your body doesn't store protein so if you run low, your body can't seek out more. That's why protein supplements such as protein bars and protein powders are popular. They're convenient, portable and can be taken at any time any place. You just have to look out for quality protein, since not all protein in created equal.
BPI Sports has a new protein supplement: The Best Protein Bar™.
The BPI Sports Best Protein Bar™ packs a nutritious 20g of a high quality protein blend: whey protein isolate, milk protein isolate and whey powder. The best part? It tastes delicious and has an amazing texture. It’s rich, malleable, soft and filled with delicious chunks of mouth-watering goodness depending on your favourite flavour.
The Best Protein Bar™ has zero filler, zero maltodextrin, zero corn fiber and zero trans fat. It features 15 to 17 grams of fiber depending on the flavour. The unparalleled punch of nutrition, texture and taste is ideal for busy moms or commuters looking for a healthy convenient snack.
Why is protein so important in your diet?
Did you know your body uses protein to build and repair tissue? Protein is also needed to produce enzymes, hormones as well as fight off disease by making antibodies. Most long-term studies show that protein has major benefits for bone health and places people at a lower risk of osteoporosis and fractures as they grow older.
What health benefits are linked to protein?
Eating a protein-rich diet impacts your entire body, from nails to hair and various weight loss and muscle building benefits. Eating high protein foods as well as quality protein supplements like Best Protein Bar™, helps you recover faster after an intense workout session. Protein reduces muscle loss, while increasing strength gains as well as curbing your hunger. For those of you looking to maintain a healthy weight, quality proteins can benefit you too.
It's worth noting that eating more protein can help you deal with cravings and late-night snacking as well. When you have a craving, you’re not hungry, your brain is just saying “I need a reward” which is why they're hard to control. But with a higher protein intake, you can get the support you need to kick those cravings goodbye.
How does protein influence calorie expenditure?
When it comes to weight loss, boosting your metabolism and fat burning power, protein is also a star. Did you know protein has a higher thermic effect than fat or carbs, 20% to 35% vs 5% to 15%? This means your body uses more energy to digest and use the nutrients, leading it to burn more calories. In 2012, a study on protein found that a high-protein eating group of people burned 260 calories more than the low-protein eating group.
Once you lose the weight you want to keep it off, right? That's exactly why protein should be an important part of your diet. In a study done by the Department of Human Biology at Maastricht University in the Netherlands, just a modest increase of protein intake, between 15% and 18% of calories reduced weight gain by 50%.