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5 reasons you need protein

Here at HelloAmino we're obviously passionate about protein. We've discussed what we know about protein, our fitness backgrounds and the difference between certain proteins but do you know WHY we need to be eating more of it?

Let's talk about WHY you need protein. Here's 5 reasons⬇️

✔️Building and repairing tissues: Protein is essential for the growth and repair of tissues, including muscles, bones, skin, and hair. Essentially our entire body is made up of protein, so it stands to reason we need to give it an adequate amount.

✔️Maintaining a healthy immune system: Proteins are key components of the immune system and help fight infections.

✔️Maintain a healthy weight: Protein is satiating. When you feel full and satisfied you're less likely to snack on unhealthy choices. It's tough to overeat on protein and you don't gain weight by eating too much.

✔️Regulating hormones: Proteins play a role in hormone production and regulation, which affects a variety of bodily functions. If our hormones aren't functioning properly we will struggle to burn fat.

✔️Preserving muscle mass: As we age, muscle mass and strength tend to decline, but consuming adequate protein can help preserve muscle mass. The more muscle we have the more we can eat and the more fat we can burn.

As you can see, it's more than simply building muscle. But did you know that building and preserving muscle is one of the most important things you can do especially for over 40 women?

Keep following our blog as I dive into why women over 40 need to be eating more protein and prioritizing strength training.

In the meantime, check out our latest baking mix and highest protein per serving product, Protein Banana Bread!

Until next time,

Aelie

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