Myths about protein consumption
Proteins are essential for the proper functioning of our body.
When we talk about protein, we refer to a macronutrient, that is, a substance that gives energy to the body, and other elements necessary to repair, build organic structures, to promote growth and to regulate metabolic processes.
Getting the right amount of protein in your diet each day provides the building blocks for your muscles, bones, blood, and skin.
Proteins are made up of chains of amino acids. There are 20 types and some of them our body cannot produce them by itself, so it needs to incorporate them through food. A high-value protein is one that has all the amino acids that the body needs and cannot produce.
Vegaly's formula based on a combination of isolated pea protein and isolated rice protein, gives it a complete and balanced amino acid profile.
Having said all this, we leave you 4 myths about protein consumption:
👉🏼 Myth # 1: People often associate protein with something chemical like anabolics that make you muscle.
Error, protein can be organic, we find it in many foods both based on animals and vegetables (much better). Our protein comes from plants, mainly from Peas and Brown Rice (both organic), nothing more natural than that.
On the other hand, there is the fear that if you consume protein you will have a body of a bodybuilder and super muscular, that is also a mistake. You need to consume protein whether you train or not. It is the proteins that help to maintain the muscles and that these work properly. In fact, we consume protein every day in many common everyday foods. What is going to make you big is if you train with a lot of weight. It is recommended 1g of protein per weight of your body and between 1.25 and 1.5 people who perform physical activity.
👉🏼 Myth # 2: The main function of proteins is muscle development.
The balanced protein consumption will not generate excess muscle but it will tone it. Proteins not only contribute to muscle development, but also to bone, joint, tendon, ligament, hair, antibodies, hormones, enzymes, and LDL and HDL cholesterol. It also helps to have a healthy immune system, regulates blood glucose and plays an indispensable role in the composition of the body.
👉🏼 Myth # 3: Cutting down on protein helps you lose weight.
Not enough protein can make it difficult to lose weight, as its nutrients help keep you full and speed up your metabolism. If you manage to lose weight by eating less protein, you will most likely lose muscle, not fat. Or worse, not getting enough protein can lead to other side effects like fatigue, weakness, and swelling in the legs.
👉🏼 Myth # 4: The supplement is unhealthy and contains steroids.
While it is true that there are supplements that contain steroids and are not composed in a healthy way, this does not mean that all protein supplements are made that way. It is very important to check the labels and the characteristics of the product that is offered.
At Vegaly we offer quality proteins, made with organic raw materials and healthy for our body, which ensure a product with a balanced taste and texture. It is also of high nutritional value, because with only 7 ingredients, it provides 72% protein for every 100g consumed. It is recommended 1g of protein per weight of your body and between 1.25 and 1.5 people who perform physical activity.
Now that you know these myths about protein consumption and the benefits it brings, you can make more conscious decisions about your diet and food choices.