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The average adult woman needs forty-six grams of daily protein, and the average adult man needs fifty-six grams of daily protein. Do you know how many grams you’re getting on an average day?
Since the proteins in our body’s cells, tissues, and organs are constantly being broken down and replaced, it’s important to get as much protein as possible from natural foods in our diets. Meat, poultry, fish, legumes, tofu, eggs, nuts, and milk are all great sources of protein. But sometimes these healthy foods aren’t available to us or because of travel or regional availability. And sometimes our bodies reject these types of food with allergic reactions. Fortunately, there are all-natural protein supplements that can pick up the slack in our diets without sacrificing the nutritional content.
As you browse through the aisles of your local health food store, you’ll likely find lots of grain-based and milk-based protein powders. If you happen to be glucose or lactose intolerant, these supplements don’t exactly solve your protein problems. Most health professionals agree that fish, whether in its natural form, powder form, or capsule form, is the best source of protein you can find. Fish products, which also include brain-boosting omega-3 fatty acids, improve the body’s sensitivity to insulin to help digest fats. A recent study by the University of Bergen found that fish-based protein supplements have beneficial effects on blood glucose levels, LDL-cholesterol, glucose tolerance, and body composition in overweight adults.
Even though grain and milk-based powders provide your body with essential protein too, they miss the mark on a few benefits that fish supplements can boast about. In most studies, grain protein powder hasn’t shown the muscle-building power of either milk or fish-based protein supplements. Many milk-based protein products include too many calories and too much fat, saturated fat, and sugar. As an alternative, Marine Protein capsules, which are also rich in amino acids, have only twenty-six calories per serving.
Contrary to what you might think, most fish-based protein powders don’t taste fishy at all. Toss a scoop of powder into a blender with some coconut water, a banana, and ice for a refreshingly smooth and protein-rich treat. Expand your horizons and experiment with protein powder beyond your blender as well. You can easily incorporate all-natural protein powder into everything from muffins to pancakes, pudding, yogurt, coffee, oatmeal, and even ice cream!