We have all heard how important it is to exercise, drink enough water daily, meditate, include more proteins in our diet, etc. But we often fail to make the right lifestyle changes, and that is because we aren’t curious about the ‘whys’ behind it. For instance, if you ask yourself why protein is important and what it does for you, there are higher chances you will end up including good amounts of quality protein in your diet, pick the suitable sources and ultimately lower several health risks.
Did you also know that protein is found in every single cell in the human body? It’s in our hair, skin and virtually all other body parts and tissue. Moreover, its job is not just to help build and maintain the muscle mass that we often hear in the gym or fitness centers, but a lot more! In fact, proteins are large molecules composed of amino acids, which are the building blocks of many processes and structures in our body. Of the many types of amino acids that exist, there are nine essential amino acids that our body cannot produce, and we get these from food sources and supplementation. Thus, it is important that we intake not only good amounts of protein but also ones that have high-quality sources of protein, like Nutrilite All Plant Protein Powder, which contains protein that has a PDCAAS = 1.0, which is considered to be the best score in terms of digestibility, and also provides all the nine essential amino acids.
“Proteins are the building blocks of life and are important not only for the repair of cells and making new ones, but also for the overall growth and development for people of all age groups. But it is sad that in a country like India, which is one of the largest producers of pulses in the world, over 70% of the people are protein deficient. And this is primarily due to the lack of awareness around the importance of protein and the fact that our daily diet does not fulfill the recommended intake” says Mr. Ajay Khanna, Chief Marketing Officer, Amway India.