6 Protein Myths Demystified
There are many protein myths that we believe in and to date don’t know why. So we are here to clear the air for you to understand the real reason and logic behind these concepts.
Let’s start with a simple question, why are proteins important? Or why are we health conscious and look for proteins behind every product that we buy? You might be thinking that you eat healthy food which has high protein, maybe to gain weight or muscle, or maybe they are healthy, or maybe just because from childhood, your parents have told you to eat protein that’s why you are eating it.
Myth No. 1: Proteins are a good source for muscle growth only
Proteins are not only important for muscle growth but also for bones. They help in building our bones along with joints, hormones, enzymes, cholesterol, and many others. When you consume protein or any meal which has got high protein, it is broken down into amino acids which support blood glucose levels and regulate our immune system.
Myth No. 2: Vegetarians don’t have enough proteins/ Vegetarians are deficient in protein.
Many people still believe that vegetarians don’t get enough high protein and are physically weak, which is a mistake and a pure protein myth that we have been believing in.
There are numerous high-quality plant-based proteins ranging from legumes to nuts and seeds such as walnuts, almonds, chia seeds, quinoa, and flax seeds, as well as soy-based products. Incorporating one or more of these foods into one's diet will go a long way toward meeting the daily protein requirement.
Myth No. 3: Protein powder is the answer to all your protein needs
All the gym-goers love protein shakes and are obsessed with them as well. We all feel that protein powder has all the micro and macronutrients that are required by our body and are a complete source and substitute for protein. All the vegans out there are advised to drink at least one glass of milk with a protein powder so that we get all the proteins that we need and also it can be absorbed by our body easily. But it’s a myth that protein powder is the answer to all your protein needs as there are other options that can provide both plant-based and animal-based protein sources and can make our diet complete with all amino acids.
Myth No.4: It's difficult to get enough protein in the morning
You all have heard “Eat breakfast like a king-size” as breakfast has to be healthy and nutritious before you start your day. Breakfast is the basis for the energy you require for the whole day. But we all eat more carbs when we hear the word “energy” and forget about the proteins. Also, we all assume that we can’t get enough proteins from our breakfast or our morning king-size meal.
There are a few simple ways through which you can increase the intake of proteins during your breakfast. First is by making tacos for breakfast where you add all the veggies like tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, cumin, salt, pepper, and a few drops of olive oil either with beans or eggs. Or you can add egg whites to your hot cooked oatmeal.
Myth No. 5: Protein Foods Can Be Replaced With Protein Supplements
While browsing the supermarket shelves, we're likely to come across a variety of protein supplements that claim to be able to meet our daily needs. A common misunderstanding today, particularly among those who live fast-paced lives, is that these supplements are only sufficient to meet one's daily protein requirements.
While protein supplements are good sources of protein, they are called supplements for a reason.
They are not alternatives to replacing the protein our bodies get from natural food sources. In fact, most people acquire enough protein from their regular diets without even trying.
Myth No. 6: Protein only comes from meat, eggs, and dairy
Protein is found in nearly every food on the planet, though to varying degrees. When it comes to protein sources, the most important thing to remember is that there are two types: complete and incomplete.
Eggs, yogurt, milk, and cheese, as well as other foods like soy and quinoa, contain all nine essential amino acids that the body requires to stay healthy and fully functional. Some, but not all, of the essential nine are found in incomplete proteins. Incomplete proteins can be found in beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, grains, vegetables, and, to a lesser extent, fruit.
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