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Eat Protein for Burning Fats

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The amount of quality protein that you take on a regular basis is one of the most important nutrients to influence your metabolism, resulting in burning the existing fats. Moreover, they also help you to sustain muscle during the weight loss session. Other advantages of protein include improved antioxidant function, improved immunity, improved muscle fitness, enhanced insulin and leptin function, and building HDL cholesterol.

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Protein contains 22 biological compounds, better known as amino acids. They help in building the basic cell structure of your brain, heart, blood, other internal organs as well as nails, hair, and skin. In addition, protein helps the body to produce the hormone glucagon. This hormone glucagon burns the existing fat to produce energy. The hormone glucagon is also responsible for decreasing the production of cholesterol in your body and stimulates the kidney for releasing excess fluid and salt. Though protein produces a moderate amount of insulin, it helps to maintain the blood sugar levels of the body to counteract the effect of insulin.

According to some recent studies, adult women should consume 100g of protein daily and adult men need 150g of protein on a regular basis. Foods such as eggs, soy, beans, meat, and dairy products are good sources of protein. However, some of these foods are high caloric and also include carbs. This is where you need to consult a dietitian to formulate a proper diet plan, depending on your daily calorie requirements. You may also use meal replacement products, as they come with extra protein powder.

For an ideal diet, you should combine your protein intake with a third meal of some low fat/ lean protein such as chicken or turkey, and low glycaemic vegetables such as cucumber, broccoli, and cabbage.


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