Sports Nutrition Tips

With Dr Dana Ryan
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PROTEIN

What is Protein? Protein is made up of amino acids which are the building blocks for your body.

 

Protein for Building Muscle

  • 20-40g high-quality protein maximally stimulates muscle protein synthesis.
  • While we are moving and especially while we exercise, muscle fibres break down.
  • To be able to maximise the potential muscle growth we need to provide our bodies with adequate protein throughout the day.

 

Protein for Weight Loss

  • To help satisfy hunger, protein helps you feel full for longer.
  • By consuming protein and building muscle, you increase your metabolism.
  • Increasing your metabolism helps you burn calories faster, and ultimately helps you shed the kilograms and decrease body fat percentage.

 

Protein for Ageing

  • As we age we lose muscle mass.
  • Maintaining muscle mass is critical for maintaining function as we age.
  • Critical functions such as balance are significantly impacted by losing lower body and core muscle mass.
  • It is never too late to increase your protein intake to help protect your body as you age.
en-AU | 25/05/2019 8:11:32 PM | NAMP2HLASPX01