Protein is the building block of your muscles, it boosts your metabolism, and it has huge fat-burning potential.
Beyond this, it helps fuel what your tissues and cells need to be healthy as protein helps maintain every part of the body, from your digestive enzymes to your immune system and your skin and hair.
When you have a protein deficiency, it leads to cataracts, heart problems, muscle atrophy, fatigue, and poor concentration.
Other symptoms include moodiness, muscle and joint pain, blood sugar changes, slow wound healing, trouble losing weight, low energy levels, and a sluggish metabolism.
Here is what happens to your body when you are protein deficient.
1. You will feel more anxious and extremely moody.
The amino acids from protein are the building blocks for the neurotransmitters in your brain.
These neurotransmitters help control your mood.
When you do not have enough protein, your brain will not be able to synthesize hormones like serotonin and dopamine, causing a massive drop off in positive feelings like excitement and positivity.
2. You will not sleep well.
If you are consuming too many carbohydrates during the day and not enough protein, then you will have unstable blood sugars which will decrease serotonin production and cause a spike in insulin production.
All of this will lead to poor sleep and sometimes even insomnia.
3. You may feel gassy but will be unable to go to the washroom.
Your digestive and metabolic functions require you to have an amino acid intake.
If you are not getting enough protein, your enzyme production and muscle contractions will suffer because of the lack of amino acids.
4. You will have something called ‘brain fog’.
If you are having trouble learning, find that you have a lack of motivation, or have poor concentration, it could be because your brain is having a hard time synthesizing neurotransmitters.
If you do not have enough dopamine, norepinephrine, serotonin, and epinephrine, you will have a lower performance level.
5. You will be slow to heal wounds.
Having the right amount of protein is important for the absorption of calcium which is needed for bone metabolism.
Amino acids from the protein will treat muscle loss and increase how quickly you can heal from bone fractures and breaks.
6. Your workouts will suffer greatly.
Low protein levels will result in muscle atrophy (wasting), fatigue and sometimes even fat gain because you are unable to sustain the amount of energy your body needs to get you through the workout and then support the repair process.
Although every individual is unique in how much protein is required for peak bodily performance, generally you want to hit around the 50 grams of protein mark (for both men and women).
If you are unable to work out how much you need per your body weight (0.36 grams for every pound you weigh) then try to eat 20-30 percent of your calories from protein alone.
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