How much Protein do I need?
We all know that Protein works manifold on our system. Of course it can provide fuel to our body for energy. However, the main purpose of Protein is to repair and build muscle.
1 gram of Protein = 4 KCal
For all the CROSSFIT junkies , let's break it down for you. An athlete uses protein primarily to repair and rebuild muscle that is broken down during exercise and to help optimize carbohydrate storage in the form of glycogen. Protein isn’t an ideal source of fuel for exercise, but can be used when the diet lacks adequate carbohydrate. This is detrimental, though, because if used for fuel, there isn’t enough available to repair and rebuild body tissues, including muscle.
So, coming back to the question of the hour.
Recommended Daily Protein Intake
When you consume more than 30 grams of protein at a time, your body isn't going to absorb all of it. So, for optimal performance split your meals ; that means you can have five snacks or meals that have 30 grams of protein.Protein packs a power punch to the much worked over body. Make sure you eat right and in the right proportion to optimize its performance for us.