The Importance Of Protein And Fiber In Your Diet

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You must have heard a popular saying "you are what you eat" countless times. But have you ever stopped to really think of the true meaning of that saying? Well, I don’t mind telling you. It simply means what you include in your diet will reflect on your health. And that's why today, I will be telling you the importance of protein and fiber in your diet. Protein, especially when consumed with dietary fibers will put you on the pedestal to good health. So let's find out the unique health benefit you will derive from these two sources of food.

What is the Importance of dietary fiber in your diet?

Apart from dietary fiber improving digestion in your body, it equally will enhance the absorption of nutrient in your body. But do you even know the foods rich in dietary fiber? They include fruits, vegetables, whole carbs and legumes. Fruits and legumes are rich in soluble fiber, a certain type of dietary fiber which is soluble in water. Whole carbs and vegetables are rich in insoluble fiber as they contain cellulose. So, what are the other health benefits of dietary fiber?

  • Lowered blood sugar level

    When you include dietary fiber in your diet, it could help lower your blood sugar level. According to studies, dietary fiber regulates blood sugar levels and reduces ones risk of diabetes.

  • Reduced risk of cardiovascular diseases

    According to certain studies, a lowered blood sugar lever could help reduce your risk of cardiovascular diseases.

  • Weight loss

    If you wish to lose weight or maintain a normal BMI, then you need to start eating fibers more.

  • Improve immunity

    Dietary fiber acts as an antioxidant in the body. They help remove toxins in the body which results in an improved body immunity.

What is the importance of protein in your diet?

Proteins are essential in your diet as they are major components of your body cells, the reason they are called body-building foods. They are major structural components of your skeletal systems, muscular system, circulatory system, endocrine system, and even your immune system. Your skin, hair and nails are also made up of proteins. If you have to be healthy physically, mentally and emotionally, then you have to eat more proteins. What are the major sources of food rich in protein that is healthy for you?

  • Poultry

  • Beans

  • Fish

  • Legumes

  • Nuts

  • Soy

  • Nuts

What are the health benefits of protein?

Source of fuel

If you work out regularly, including protein in your diet will help provide fuel when your muscle glycogen is low.

Lowers glucose levels

Your consumption of protein regularly can help lower your blood sugar levels and help to regulate every other time.

Lowers bad cholesterol levels

Proteins lower bad cholesterol in the body which will help to reduce your risk of heart diseases.

Weight loss

If you want to lose weight then you have to include enough protein your diet. They aid fast weight loss.

Beautiful skin and hair

For a beautiful skin and hair, you have to eat enough protein. They after all are major components of your hair and skin.

Altogether, it is recommended according to some research that you consume between 25-38 grams of protein daily if you are 50 years or younger. And if you are above 50 years, then you should consume between 21-30 grams of protein daily.

 

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