Protein is not just for bodybuilders.
Men, women, and children all need an adequate amount of protein.
Yet, 9 out 10 Indians don’t get enough. And that can be disastrous for health.
Extreme protein deficiency can result in hair-loss, blotchy and flaky skin, and split nails.
Protein deficiency during a diet can lead to the body using up muscle, and not fat. This can slow the weigh-loss.
There is a theory that a lack of protein causes you to keep eating until you have enough. This means you consume more calories than you really need, which ends up around your waist.
Excess protein is associated with worsening kidney disease.
Stomach upset can be immediate consequences of excess protein intake through supplementation.
Protein that is not used to build muscle gets converted to body fat.
Protein is THE most filling nutrient. In the right amount, it makes you so full you could reduce your food intake in the next meal.
Muscle mass is a critical factor in the body's ability to burn fat. Protein is the "building block" of muscle.
Retaining muscle mass could you enhance your ability to maintain the weight you have lost.
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