Proteins are very important to our organism.
They represent the main material of our organism and are also involved in almost all biochemical processes in cells.
Protein is made of a variety of combinations of 20 amino acids.
8 of them are essential, which means that our body cannot produce them, but we must eat them.
You can find proteins in almost any food except in refined sugars and also fats.
Animal food, such as meat, fish, eggs, milk, yogurt and also cheese, is the best source of protein.
The average man needs 1 – 1.5 grams of proteins per kilogram of body weight per day.
If you are not sure that you take enough protein pay attention to the following.
These are the signs that you do not eat enough proteins:
-1. Craving for sweet
One of the first signs of inadequate protein intake is: when you are eating something sweet and never feeling completely satiated.
Do you wonder how you do not crave for meat and eggs?
Well, one of the main functions of the protein is to maintain a constant blood sugar level.
Therefore, with the protein shortage, you have a sudden drop in sugar and the desire for foods that will quickly give you energy.
Those foods that will quickly give you energy is sweets.
This probably explains why many vegetarians (if don`t care for sufficient protein intake from non-animal sources) are suffering for chocolates.
If you have for breakfast just grains with milk, you will get energy momentarily, but you will soon get hungry.
-2. You feel tired
Blood sugar balance in our body is essential for concentration.
Therefore, with the lack of protein, you have the feeling that you cannot normally function.
Of course, your brain needs proteins to feel good.
If you are looking for a constant solution in carbohydrates such as biscuits, you will get instant energy.
However very soon you will have your energy down with the feeling that you cannot focus.
-3. Your hair falls
Proteins build up all cells in the body, including hair follicles.
Strong follicles keep hair on your head, regardless of possible tightening your hair with something or combing.
But if you miss proteins, you can see that your hair falls faster and that your hair is shrinking.
-4. You are weak
Proteins are essential for building muscle, so with insufficient protein intake, the muscles are weaker in time.
-5. You’re often sick
Without enough protein, there is also no good immunity!
Therefore, if you pick up a cold or a virus more often than other people, otherwise you are healthy, maybe this is proteins shortage in your body.