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5 Signs You Should Be Eating More Protein
According to famous Dawn Jackson Blatner, R.D., who is author of The Flexitarian Diet, says, "We aren't known as a country that's low in protein, these days, most of the hot fad diets are very pro-protein."
Jackson Blatner is right with her claims that we do eat lots of protein but still on a contrary to her own theory, she also describes that still majority of people, who somehow are vegetarians or are on some kind of diet plan, do lack the essentials of protein.
“But despite our national preoccupation with protein, some of us are still slipping through the cracks—namely vegetarians or people who tend to under-eat.” says Blatner. "If somebody is eating a 2,000-calorie diet, it could be 50 grams to 150 grams of protein per day."
With a precise research and complete attention, experts however, have listed down major visible signs that will help you know better as if you need more protein to intake.
You Crave Sweets:
Lack of protein would generate an impulse desire for a healthy full meal. “One of the first signs you're low on protein: You start craving sweets and feel like you're never quite full,” says Blatner.
"If all you ate in the morning was a handful of cereal, you're going to get energy right away, then your energy is going to wane," she further explains. "That up-and-down is where cravings come in." Lack of protein also suggests that your glucose level is down while protein is the key that keeps your blood sugar steady.
Your Brain Feels Foggy:
Stable body fluid plus sugar is vital for everyone while protein is the main element that helps you stay focus. Sometimes when you experience protein deficiency, your brain feels foggy. Protein also serves brain but when brain does not get a normal or an appropriate stream of protein, it reacts with short eruptions of mental energy.
Your Hair is Falling Out:
"If your hair follicles are strong, they keep your hair on your head, despite the tugging we do all day and the wind going through your hair," says Blatner. Protein truly is the constructing block that helps grow hair with an efficient way. However, when you feel that your hair is falling out, that is the time when you should worry about the protein intake.
You Feel Weak:
Feeling week is another sign of protein deficiency. With a rational point of view, if your muscles start to shrink over time, the consequent notion certainly dictates that your body if definitely facing protein deficiency.
You Get Sick Constantly:
Getting sick constantly is a big sign that tends to say that you are lacking with an essential element known as protein. “Protein is needed to build all the compounds in our immune systems, our skin is a huge immune organ because it protects us from the environment."states Blatner.