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Why Include A Protein Shake Into Your Work Out Regime?

There is a HUGE  selection of protein food / drink products available from protein bars to protein shakes to protein cake and cookie mixes. Some people say Protein Shakes are some of the best supplements you can buy. But why? And if you are not coupling protein intake with your work out then what are you missing out on? 

What is Protein?

Protein is a macronutrient, meaning it is a nutrient which the body needs a lot of to sustain overall health. It provides the body with energy and is also necessary to build and repair tissues, help body cells to repair and is essential for healthy hair and nails. People are including protein products into their diets for many different reasons. Here are a few of the main ones.

Rebuild and repair muscles 

Many people will drink a protein shake soon after a workout as protein helps to repair and rebuild muscles after exercise. A quick protein shake is a convenient source of nutrients to replenish the body and help muscles to repair, grow and become stronger.

Enhance your workout 

Some people prefer to consume their protein supplement prior to a workout to assist with MPS (Muscle Protein Synthesis), a signal for the body to grow and recover muscles.  Amino acids are required for this process. Consuming a whey protein shake consumed an hour before a workout could result in the amino acids being available during your workout. Providing extra benefits to your physical exercise.

Fat Burner 

Protein shakes are an excellent way to burn more fat. The more protein you consume, the more energy your body has and the higher your metabolism. A higher metabolism will help you to burn more calories off during your workouts.

To  Curb Hunger 

Protein is known to increase the levels of appetite-reducing hormones in your body and also helps to keep you feeling full. Instead of just mixing your protein mix shake with water you could also mix it with other nutritious foods like yogurt, almond butter, oats or vegetables to make a nutrient dense snack that can help  keep you feeling even fuller for longer. 

Suppress sugar cravings

The awesome flavours available can help to prevent any sweet cravings between meals. Having a tasty shake or bar with you can be a convenient snack preventing you from reaching for unhealthier alternatives when hunger strikes. Reducing unhealthy choices between meals can help you to lose weight.

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