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1. How Protein Helps With Muscle recovery
As a muscle breaks down during an exercise-induced activity, protein plays a major role in rebuilding and repairing damaged muscle fibers. Strenuous physical activity increases the rate of both protein synthesis and break down in muscle for at least 24 hours after exercise. Unless protein is consumed during recovery breakdown will exceed synthesis resulting in the loss of muscle. Foods such as fish, meat (Wicked Cutz), eggs, and milk are rich in essential muscle building proteins.
2. How Protein Helps with Muscle growth
A high protein diet aids the growth of muscles. Proteins are the building blocks of the body. Protein is vital to have with every meal because it builds and maintains muscles, skin, bones, hair, and pretty much every cell in your body. Protein is made up of amino acids. When you consume protein your body breaks it down into amino acids which it uses to build and repair your body’s tissues. So workout hard, eat protein, grow stronger!
3. How Much Protein Do You Need?
The USDA recommends that all men and women over the age of 19 should get at least 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight (0.37 grams per pound). But this is the bare minimum requirement. If you live a very active lifestyle you may require 0.5 - 0.9 grams of protein per pound of body weight. This equates to 56 grams of protein per day for the average man and 46 grams per day for the average woman. But a 170lb endurance/strength athlete could require almost 150grams of protein a day. By consuming an adequate amount of protein everyday it will help your body to stay healthy, strong, and build immune system cells to fight off sickness.