3 signs that you need more protein

Our body needs protein to do just about anything. It is the essential ingredient of every cell, whether we are talking about skin, bones, hair or cartilage.

The amount of protein that we need depends on factors such as gender, age, body weight, height and how active we are. The general rule is that we should eat 0.8 grams of protein for every pound of our weight – something that is perfectly feasible for anyone who follows a balanced diet.

Something sweet please!

Protein is metabolized at a slower rate than carbohydrates, so if you eat mainly carbohydrates and less protein, you digest quickly and your blood sugar levels rise sharply. This is followed by an equally sharp drop in sugar levels, which gives you the desire for something sweet. In contrast, by eating enough protein, along with carbohydrates, the digestion process is slower and the sugar levels remain stable.

Weak hair and nails

Hair consists mainly of keratin, which is a form of protein. If you do not get enough for a long time you may find that they are starting to weaken or even fall. The reason is that the body is trying to utilize the small amount of protein it has for more important things, depriving it of what is not important for survival, such as hair. Protein is a building material for both nails and skin. Without it, the nails are weakened and we have skin problems such as dryness, rashes, etc.

Permanent fatigue

If you do not eat protein systematically, it is likely that the body will begin to deprive the protein of its muscle to supply it to the vital organs, which will make you feel tired all the time.

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