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Protein

When we talk about macronutrients, we are referring to PROTEINS, CARBOHYDRATES (FIBERS) and FATS.

Why are proteins important?

Proteins are essential for the growth and maintenance of our muscles, and also for the reparation of tissues. A body with good musculature helps to keep us upright, with good posture, and helps to prevent injuries. Moreover, a stronger body makes us look and feel better, improving our self-esteem.

Those who want to reduce fat should know that muscles consume more calories than fat, so it is necessary to develop our muscles through exercise and a good diet. The more muscle there is, the greater the consumption of calories: this helps to burn fat faster.

But not all proteins are equal or of the same quality. NU3 uses the best protein on the market, the same protein that the best athletes in the world consume.

There are two types of proteins that exist: complete and incomplete. Among the incomplete proteins you find vegetables and grains (soy or broccoli; lentils or brown rice, etc.). They are called incomplete because in order to obtain the same value as complete proteins they must be combined with other proteins (for example, milk and granola form a complete protein). Those who consume soy protein, must consume almost 3 times the amount in order to obtain the same value as a complete protein.

Complete proteins are considered better quality and come from eggs, whey and meats.

NU3 contains whey protein of the highest quality, known as Whey Protein Isolate. Its high quality is due to the fat reduction process and high protein content per gram. Today it is considered the best protein.

How much protein do I need?

The recommended daily amount of protein is 0.8 to 1.2 grams of protein per pound of body weight. For example, a person that weights 150 lbs should consume 150 grams of protein daily, approximately. In those doing the recommended minimum of physical activity (150 hours of moderate exercise per week), consumption may rise between 1 and 1.4 grams of protein per pound, depending on the level of physical activity.

For vegetarians, the recommended daily amount of protein can increase up to 1 gram per kilogram of body weight.

What can happen if you do not consume enough protein?

If we do not eat enough protein, our body gets it from our muscles and organs, causing flaccidity and sarcopenia (degenerative loss of muscle mass and strength with aging or a sedentary lifestyle).

Recommendations

It is important to eat protein, primarily at breakfast. This is to prevent excessive tissue destruction caused by not eating during the hours of sleep.

Athletes require a higher consumption of protein than those who do not play sports, since it is essential for muscle building and recovery. Always try to consume low-fat protein, preferably turkey, chicken and fish, what you find in NU3. One serving of NU3 provides 11 grams of the best protein.