Friday 19 January 2024

Is protein powder good or bad for health?


 Borrowing the dialogue of the hero from the movie 'Thattathin Marayat', many guys ask for a style, "Kerala's male pillar kentinada six pack". Those who can't go to the gym and don't want to put on muscle give many excuses like this to comfort themselves, but there are few young people today who don't like six packs and eight packs. If you join a gym anywhere, the first thing you ask the trainer is how long it will take to get the muscles and six pack like movie stars. Many athletes even wonder how to get a six pack as soon as possible when they are too lazy to work out regularly. Ultimately, it leads to the unhealthy use of protein powder. Does this protein powder really help build muscle and a six pack?

Since protein powder is such a good market in the health sector, many today serve it without expert advice. As people flock to gyms to get fit and build muscle fast, many seek refuge in protein powders manufactured by various companies. Taking protein powder without the advice of an expert trainer or doctor can even lead to health problems.

There are many big and small gyms in every nook and cranny of Kerala. Many young people who join the gym with the aim of building muscles as soon as possible, rather than getting a fit body, find that after about a month, their enthusiasm has cooled and they are reluctant to even go to the gym. Then I started looking for short ways to build muscle and six pack easily. That's why many people turn to protein powders.

Everything you need to know about protein powder

A healthy body needs protein, vitamins, carbohydrates and other minerals. Protein is essential for the proper growth and function of the body's muscles, hair, skin, and nails. The belief that excessive consumption of protein powder will make muscles grow is completely wrong. Protein powder is not a muscle building drug. Rather, dietary supplements are. They belong to the complementary food chain. It is possible to strengthen the muscles and give an attractive shape by consuming protein powder in the early stages of body growth and in cases where the muscles are relaxed after regular workout. Normally, the body gets the protein it needs from the foods we eat. But when the protein obtained from food is not enough in the body, the help of dietary supplement protein powder is sought.

Researchers say that a healthy person needs 0.8 grams of protein for every kilogram of his body weight. For example, an average person weighing 65 kg can consume around 50 to 52 grams of protein. About 20 to 25 percent of calories in an adult come from protein.

Health watchers suggest consuming up to 100 grams of protein as protein is essential for muscle strength and internal organ function. A person following a 2000 calorie diet can consume up to about 125 grams of protein. A person who exercises regularly and maintains a regular diet needs more protein.

Protein-rich foods such as milk, eggs, soybeans, etc. can be included in the diet or supplements such as protein powder can be taken. But before taking such supplements, seek expert advice only.


                                                Benefits of protein powder


Many people today prefer protein powder for its ease of use. Although there are many situations where it is possible to get enough protein through food, in some cases this may not be possible. Sometimes you may have to eat foods that you don't like to get protein through food. Instead, protein powders have taken over the market today. A large amount of protein is available in the body while consuming a small amount.Protein powders are mainly available in the market under the name of whey protein. Protein powder is made after processing milk, soy etc. These powders can be mixed with water or other drinks or mixed with food.As a nutrient-dense ingredient, protein intake can help you feel fuller. So you don't feel hungry frequently. Also the metabolism of the body is accelerated. Some high-quality protein powders have been found to contain about 9 amino acids that the body cannot produce on its own.


If the amount of protein powder is excessive

Too much protein in the body is also harmful. When excess protein reaches the body, it is likely to aggravate health problems such as nausea, fatigue, headache, constipation, etc. Another fact that health experts point out is that excessive consumption of protein powder can damage kidney function. It is more likely to affect people with pre-existing kidney disease. But there is nothing wrong with consuming the right amount of protein powder at regular intervals.

Apart from this, excessive consumption of protein powder increases the risk of dehydration in the body. The presence of oil and sugar in protein powders can lead to obesity.Some companies' products have been found to contain unlisted stimulants and steroids. These can also be harmful to health.


                              How to use protein powders effectively?

There is still a lot of debate going on today about the need to include protein powder in the diet. But depending on your health condition, it can be included in your diet with the help of a dietician. Also, with the help of a dietician, you can also understand whether you are getting enough protein from food alone. If the body gets enough protein from food, there is no need to use other protein powders. Or if the use of poutine powders is mandatory, use only quality ones.

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