Why Is Protein Important?

Why Is Protein Important?


Hey, guys, Dr. Axe here, founder of draxe.com.
Today I want to talk about the importance of protein. Protein benefits and how protein
benefits your overall health in physical performance is crucial to understand. So whether you’re a, let’s say, a weekend
warrior or you’re trying to lose weight, or you are an athlete, protein is important for
everybody in just about everyone is deficient in quality protein in their diet. So again, on this video, I’m going to go over
how to get more protein in your diet and really the benefit and how much you should consume. And so really starting off here, talking about
protein and what it does. Protein is the building block of yourselves. It’s the building blocks
of your muscles also in terms of the food that’s going to improve your metabolism and
fat burning potential. Nothing is more important than protein. It
really is the fuel that motivates and really supports your body in building healthy tissues
and cells, so you need protein. And the average person probably needs half their body weight
in protein a day. So if you weigh 150 pounds, you need at least
probably around 75 grams of protein a day if you’re trying to burn fat and build muscle
the right way. And for many athletes, more than that is going
to be essential as well. The best forms of protein you can be getting are going to be
things like, grass-fed beef is a great source, organic chicken and turkey, wild caught salmon,
also grass-fed organic dairy products are great. And then, healthy quality protein powders
like grass-fed whey protein is another great option. And then the plant-based sources of protein,
flax and chia seeds are great, they’re very high. As well as other nuts and seeds, and
beans, are also quality sources of protein. So again, getting protein in your diet is
greatly beneficial. And the biggest benefits of protein include fat burning, helping muscle
recovery, helping heal cuts in the wound. And if you have any sort of injury, protein
is essential. It’s essential for fighting diabetes in balancing up blood sugar. It’s
essential for brain function. It’s also essential for any issue you have in terms of depression
and brain issues. It’s also essential for cholesterol. I mean,
there are study after study showing that protein is essential for your body and last but not
least, it’s important for muscle recovery. So if you’re trying to recover from something
and also of high energy level as you want to improve your overall energy, getting more
protein in your diet is essential. So again, get more protein. And when buying protein,
make sure it’s from organic natural sources. One of the issues we run into today is all
of our conventional restaurants today, our conventional grocery stores, they’re not selling
grass-fed organic protein. And if you’re eating conventional protein, it’s loaded with hormones,
antibiotics, steroids and other chemicals that will actually destroy your health. So
again, protein is the most important thing to buy organic and grass-fed. So guys, get
more protein in your diet. And I even recommend, hey, do a few journals,
write down what you’ve eaten the past three days and add up the grams of protein you’ve
actually gotten in your system. And you can go to the website nutritiondata.com
and actually look up the amount of protein in about the amount of food you’ve consumed,
or else do it for the next three days and see how much protein you’re actually getting
in your diet. Hey, guys, if you enjoy this video, hey, you
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news on nutrition, advanced nutrition techniques and how to burn fat, gain muscles and heal
your body all naturally. This has been Dr. Axe, thanks for watching.