Think dietary protein is just your for muscles? Nope! ⬇️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
✏️Some protein breakdown acts as precursors for enzymes to help with digestion
✏️others act as precursors for hormones (such as insulin to regulate blood sugar)
✏️others act as precursors for antibodies to keep us healthy
✏️others control nutrition transport and muscle contraction
💅🏻Want youthful, elastic, glowing skin and healthy nailbeds? Ya gonna need some collagen (& no-simply taking a mini scoop of collagen per day without increasing total protein won’t help since collagen supplements aren’t “complete proteins”).
😟When the diet LACKS protein (which is the case for most women!!)
the body breaks down tissue such as muscle and uses it for the above stated purposes, which causes loss of muscle, LOWERED METABOLISM and impairs digestion/absorption of nutrients.
🥘Not all protein has to come from animals; plant foods such as dried beans and peas, grains, nuts, seeds and vegetables can provide protein (but also moderate fat or carb sources so monitor them 🤗).
These are just a FEW of the manyyyy functions of protein, so when you hear me talk about increasing your protein intake-this is why.
💪🏻It’s not SIMPLY just for muscle development.
👯♀️tag a bish that needs to up that protein intake!
Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Fat loss and Macro coach