In the gym we always hear “to gain mass you need to consume protein,” “to have strong muscles you should consume protein” and so on. The importance of consuming protein goes far beyond that and a “whey” shake (often full of sodium) is not always the best source of it. By consulting a professional and planning a balanced diet, you can extract proteins directly from food, in a healthier and even tastier way.
Let’s find out more about the importance of proteins intake?
Proteins perform very important functions for the body of every living being, they participate in structural preparation, providing rigidity, firmness and suppleness,and help in the hormonal part, such as removing the glucose excess from the body. They contribute to the body’s defense, fighting and neutralizing viruses and bacteria, help in blood clotting, give more energy, conduct gases (oxygen and nitrogen) through the bloodstream, and more.
From the above explanations, it may be noted that protein is a really essential nutrient for the proper functioning of the human organism. Thus, the correct intake of foods rich in protein is necessary and should be done on a regular basis, since the benefits are undoubtedly irreplaceable.
1- Salmon – 40.4 grams of protein per 200 grams.
2- Chicken – 7 grams of protein per 30 grams.
3- Shrimp – 19.6 grams of protein per 100 grams.
5- Fish – 20 grams of protein per 100 grams.
6- Tofu – 8.1 grams of protein per 100 grams.
7- Almond – 21.1 grams of protein per 100 grams.
9- Semi-skimmed milk – 6.8 grams of protein per 200ml.
10- Turkey Breast skinless – 59.8 grams of protein per 200 grams.
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This article has only an informative purpose and is not intended to replace professional guidance. The use of vitamins and supplements can offer you great results, but before using any product, we strongly recommend you to visit a Nutritionist, Doctor, or another specialist for an analysis and follow-up.
Source (in Portuguese): Health and Fitness