Men are made to eat meat! Well, not always, but for those who do eat meat there are a few things that you should know, the facts, the myths, the truth and nothing but the truth. Can you handle it?
You need more. The daily intake of protein for most people is 56 grams, but protein has a lot more benefits than helping you build muscle. Protein dulls hunger and helps you prevent diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. How much protein do you need? Well, make sure you eat more, but not too much. Excess protein will just be stored and disposed of in your body. Try to aim for 0.77 grams of protein per pound. However, for those who work out 5 or more days a week need 0.55 grams per pound. Those who work 3-5 days a week for 45 minutes should get .45 grams a pound.
For those who are trying to lose weight, protein is still crucial. Protein will make you feel fuller faster and it will encourage you to balance your diet and be conscious of how much you eat.
The other thing you need to know is that protein is not all the same. Plenty of foods, including nuts and beans can help you with a good dose of protein. The best sources are dairy products, eggs, meat and fish, but don’t let that limit your diet.
Spreading out a good protein diet is key. Your body is constantly breaking down and rebuilding protein, so consuming it constantly, not only at dinner time, is good for you. Snacking on cheese, jerky, milk, and other sources of protein are best for your body.
Protein isn’t only for working out. Every guy who goes to the gym knows that protein is essential for the building of muscle. But everyone can benefit from protein. Obviously, those who use the gym need it more, but a healthy amount of protein in your diet has many health benefits for anyone’s diet.