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6 Reasons why protein is good for weight loss

A study by the American Diabetes Association reports that India will see the greatest increase in people diagnosed with diabetes by 2030. The major factor if we consider is our staple food, our Indian diet primarily has a lot of Carbohydrates, Senior Nutritionist Khushbu Shah explains the importance of protein in our diet.

A balanced combination of carbohydrates and protein will help in reducing Obesity, Diabetes, and other lifestyle-related disorders

Protein, as soon as we listen to this word the first thing that comes to our mind is Proteins are the Building blocks of our body. This statement is what we have learned from our childhood. But doesn’t it sound exciting that Protein can help you lose weight too. Let us see the reasons why Protein is good for Weight loss.

6 Reasons why protein is good for weight loss

1. Higher Satiety Value

Protein gives yourHigher Satiety Value by making you feel fuller for longer and slowing down the digestion process. This in turn will make you eat fewer calories, restricting your Calorie Intake.

2. Metabolism Booster

It is always said the Higher the BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) more is the weight loss. Metabolism rate plays a very important role in Weight loss. Protein Rich Diet due to high Thermal Effect helps to boost your metabolism by burning more Calories while digesting the protein than Carbohydrates and Fats.

3. Muscle Saver

Generally, it is observed that lack of Protein in the diet at the time of weight loss can make you lose your Muscle Mass more, which definitely no one wishes for. So, a protein-rich diet helps you to save your Muscles from being lost, making you have healthy weight loss.

4. Maintaining Blood Sugar level

Proteins when paired with Carbohydrate Rich foods slow down the release of sugar present in carbohydrates from the stomach into the bloodstream. This will help you to decrease the rate of Insulin spike thus maintaining the Blood Sugar levels.

5. Release Hormone that makes you less Hungry

Protein when Digested gives Phenylalanine as one of its end products. Studies were found that Phenylalanine releases a Hormone that reduces hunger pangs in Rats. Scientists believe that same can be applied for Humans too.

6. Improves Muscle Strength

At the time of weight loss, a heavy vigorous form of activity is practiced to enhance weight loss. It is advised to have a good quantity and quality of protein after the Exercise so as to prevent the Muscle loss and provide the Strength to muscle. Protein taken at that time can help is repairing the Wear and Tear of the Muscle.


Author: Khushbu Shah (Post Graduate in Clinical Nutrition)

KS Nutrition, Mumbai

Disclaimer: Blog is generated for informative purposes. Views expressed in the blog are personal and belong to the author of the blog. Lifetrons is publishing it on behalf of the author.

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