What is Protein and Why Do We Need It?
Protein is a vital macronutrient that we need to ingest on a daily basis. It’s vital for the sustenance of life and next to water it makes up the largest portion of our body.
Our body uses protein to build and repair tissues, to make enzymes, hormones and to support many other important bodily functions. Protein is important for our muscles, bones, cartilage, skin and blood.
The liver manufactures about 80% of amino acids, but the remaining 20% of amino acids must be supplied directly by diet. (These amino acids are referred to as the essential amino acids).
Amino acids are the building blocks of our bones, muscles and tissue. It is important to note that, unlike fat and carbohydrates that can be stored in the body and utilized as required, protein cannot be stored; so it is vital to consume the appropriate amount of protein on a daily basis.
How Much Protein Do We Need?
The amount of protein you need depends on your gender, your weight and your level of activity. The recommended requirement of protein is measured in milligrams per kilogram of bodyweight.
As a rough guide, the amount of protein that you need on a daily basis is around about 1 gm per kilogram of bodyweight. So if you weigh 70kg (154lbs), you need about 70gm of protein per day.
If you’re working out regularly, you’re building muscle or you have a busy life, its good to have more protein in your diet.
What Happens If We Don’t Get Enough Protein?
Not having enough protein affects our bodies in a multitude of ways.
If we don’t get enough protein we lose muscle mass, our metabolic rate slows down (and we put on weight easier), we have lowered immunity (and get sick more often), we have dry skin and hair (they lose elasticity) and our wounds don’t heal as quickly as they should.
Protein is important for maintaining muscle and bone mass, for keeping the immune system strong and to prevent fatigue.
When you don’t get enough protein, your body will start breaking down muscle to get what it needs which means your organs and bones are also at risk.
Here are some signs that can indicate you are not getting enough protein:
1. You’re Tired When You Shouldn’t Be
If you feel tired a lot, feel worn out or like you don’t have vibrant energy, insufficient protein could be the cause.
It can also affect your motivation and can be the cause of mental fatigue.
2. You Feel Weak
When you don’t get enough protein, your muscles aren’t able to repair themselves and can start shrinking. Protein is essential for building muscle and if you’re not getting enough protein in your diet, you can feel weak, tired and unable to do things as well as you used to.
3.You Get Cravings
If you constantly get cravings and feel like snacking between meals it can be a sign of protein deficiency.
One of protein’s most critical functions is keeping your blood sugar steady and keeping you feeling satiated after meals, so if your body doesn’t have enough, you can start craving sweets and junk food.
4. You’re Flabby Where You Used To Be Muscular
Sometimes people think its just age that makes our bodies decline, but if you’re not getting sufficient protein your body will start using up your muscle and other sources to get what it needs.
The less muscle you have the more fat you will have and the flabbier you will be.
Also, when you’re protein-deficient, it’s not just the appearance and size of your muscles that decline, their performance does too.
5. You’re Getting Injured And Not Recovering Properly
Slowed recovery doesn’t just apply to rebuilding muscles after a tough workout. If you’re protein deficient and get injured, your body also takes much longer to heal.
Protein is necessary to build new tissue, so if it’s not available, your body can’t rebuild itself.
6. Your Hair, Nails and Skin Become Weak, Brittle and Lose Their Strength
Protein is the building block of all of your cells and when your body doesn’t get sufficient protein, it goes into conservation mode depriving other parts of your body of protein.
This affects cell renewal and growth and can make nails brittle, skin dry and your hair weak(and can even make it fall out). Also if your skin isn’t strong you can get tears and cracks potentially exposing you to pathogens and infections.
7. You Get Sick More Often
Protein is needed to build all the compounds in our immune systems, so if you seem to catch colds or infections more often than everyone else (and you’re otherwise in good health) a protein deficiency may be the cause.
8. Your Brain Feels Foggy
Your mental clarity and ability to stay focused can be affected by protein deficiency. Proteins help the time-release of carbs for steady consistent energy instead of up and down spikes.
So if you’re finding brain fog and mental lethargy affecting your tasks, its likely from a lack of protein in your diet.
Where Do You Get Your Protein From?
Most people think protein is derived from animal products (we can get protein from meat, fish, dairy and eggs) but what some people don’t understand is that all plant products have protein as well, especially grains, legumes, beans, nuts and seeds (which are very high quality sources of protein).
The issue with plant proteins is sometimes they can be incomplete in terms of their amino acid profile.
Our bodies use amino acids in a specific ratio to each other. If we don’t get enough of one of them to match with the others, they can only be utilized at the level of the lowest (limiting) one.
These are called limiting amino acids and if our diet is deficient in one of them, this will limit the usefulness of the others, even if they are eaten in large quantities.
Why Animal Protein Is Bad
Animal Protein is one of the most metabolically acidic foods that exist. It produces free radical formation and damage to cells which accelerates the aging process.
It can contribute to bone demineralization, which can lead to weakened bones and osteoporosis.
Animal protein is often full of Antibiotics, Growth Hormones, and cancer causing additives(which also kills the beneficial flora in your colon).
Animal protein is often from animals that are fed feed that contains pesticides, genetically modified ingredients and toxic fertilizers.
Animal proteins have been heated and pasteurized, which denatures the amino acids, reducing the actual amount of protein your body is able to use and assimilate.
Animal protein has very little to offer nutritionally– being devoid of fiber and low in essential vitamins and minerals.
Animal protein is also not compassionate to the lives of other sentient beings. Most animals kept for food sources are kept alive in absolutely horrendous conditions (living in dread, suffering, anxiety and fear) in which they live their short, stunted, horrific lives.
Consider going Vegan to improve your health, to live compassionately and to protect our Planet.
“Diets high in animal products can cause a host of health problems ranging from increased risk of heart disease and certain cancers to weight gain and autoimmune disorders and deteriorating digestive probiotics within. What many people don’t realize, however, is just how aging consumption of animal protein can be. While many people think that animal protein is healthy as long as its lean, the truth is that all types of animal proteins are unhealthy and can lead to critical imbalances in your body that sap you of your energy, drain minerals from your bones and cells, and actually speed up the aging process.” – Kimberly Snyder
Protein for Muscle building
Exercise does have a profound effect on muscle growth, but this can occur only if muscle protein synthesis exceeds muscle protein breakdown; therefore there must be a positive muscle protein balance to be able to build up the muscles.
Because protein is important in so many bodily functions(building and repairing tissues, making enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals) if you want to build muscle you need to make sure you have sufficient protein intake to cover all your body’s daily needs and additional protein to build muscle.
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Using a combination of vegan plant proteins we’ve actually been able to create a complete whole protein better than you would get from an animal source.
Our vegan protein powder also assimilates better because it’s concentrated and its complete in its essential amino acid profile, so you don’t have to chew your way through a huge pile of greens and beans and nuts and seeds to meet your daily protein requirements.
What Distinguishes The Best Vegan Protein Powder Over Others?
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What Makes Miessence Complete Protein Different From Others On The Market?
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Our product is unique because its vegan, raw, certified organic, sprouted(using sprouted brown rice) and biofermented pea protein and an amazing sustainable nut from the Amazon Rainforest.
Who Is Miessence Vegan Protein Powder Suitable For?
Its suitable for anyone who wants to experience great health through a complete protein source. It’s also terrific for elite athletes, body builders, breast feeding mothers, the elderly, children and for anyone who wants to reduce their reliance on animal proteins.
With just 1 25gm scoop – our protein provides 2/3rds of the daily RDI for the essential amino acids for a 70 kilo person, so it’s extremely potent and concentrated.
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Peas are powerhouses of nutrition that contain lots of micronutrients, fiber and vitamins. Pea protein guards against aging, strengthens the immune system and gives your body lots of energy from the high levels of antioxidants (including flavonoids, carotenoids, polyphenols and phenolic acids). It also helps for the prevention of wrinkles, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, bronchitis, osteoporosis and candida.
Peas are also very high in protein and iron, they’re hyper allergenic and are a highly digestible protein.
Certified Organic Sprouted Brown Rice Protein
Our rice protein is extracted from the whole grain including the bran after it’s been germinated (which is the B vitamins in the rice). It’s extremely hypo allergenic (which means it doesn’t cause any allergic reactions). It also has a 98% correlation to mothers milk (which makes it very digestible).
Brown Rice Protein is rich in Selenium, Manganese, helps the body synthesize fat, is rich in antioxidants and is high in fibre. Brown rice also benefits our nervous and reproductive systems, reduces the buildup of arterial plaque and reduces the risk of heart disease. It helps us to feel satiated, helps our bodies remove toxins and can help reduce the risk for developing common illnesses such as cancer, heart disease and arthritis.
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Luo han guo is popularly considered a longevity aid and has been used for centuries for its healing ability. It supports the immune system, digestive tract, glands and respiratory system and is a magical fruit with many health benefits.
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The legendary Sacha Inchi is one of nature’s most amazing superfoods that is rich in protein, omega 3, 6, and 9, alpha tocopherol vitamin E, carotenoids (vitamin A), and fiber. It improves your bodies circulation and blood pressure, lowers LDL (“bad” cholesterol) and triglycerides, and raises HDL (“good” cholesterol).
It contains tryptophan, (the precursor for serotonin that helps us deal with stress and feel calm and happy) it reduces inflammation, helps eye and bone health, protects our brain and helps our joints.
Sacha Inchi grows in the Amazon jungle in Peru and has been part of the Incan diet for over 3000 years. The modern rediscovery of the sacha inchi is extremely beneficial for the amazon rainforest because it promotes the use of the land in a sustainable way and prevents fertile land from being raised or cut down to grow less sustainable crops.
It’s an excellent way to support the local indigenous tribes in wild harvesting the sacha inchi nut and helps protect the lungs of our Earth.
The powder is minimally processed, extremely high in natural protein(60%), extremely high in tryptophan (which is the feel good amino acid – the precursor for serotonin that helps us feel happy and social).
It also has a terrific flavor. It has a delicious warm flavorful nutty taste, which imparts a lovely aroma and creamy taste to our blend.
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