What if I told you that carbs were off limits for the rest of your life?
You'd probably want to die after all, is life without carbs really worth living?
The reality is, you could in theory survive without carbs.
Protein is a different story though.
You could have all the carbs and fats in the world but without protein, you would literally die!
Read on to learn about the 4 reasons you should consider upping your protein intake plus, get an idea of how much is enough!
1. Muscle Health
2. Kill Cravings!
3. Metabolism Boost!
4. Bone Health
A Common Myth, Busted...
You may have heard that you should keep your protein intake low so you don't damage your kidneys.
While it's true that people who have existing kidney conditions can benefit from controlling their protein intake, those who have no history of kidney problems are not effected by a high protein diet.
So How Much Protein Should You Eat?
It depends on your activity level.
Checkout the table below for some good baseline metrics to shoot for.
The table shows the grams of protein per pound of body weight you should eat.
For example, if you're an athlete and weigh 200 lbs, you should eat about 200 grams of protein each day.
|Activity Level||Grams/Pound of Body Weight|
|Sedentary||Minimum .36 g/lb|
.45 - .68 g/lb
.69 - 1.25 g/lb
Eating the minimum amount of protein specified in the sedentary level will ensure that you're not protein deficient but it's not enough to get all the benefits discussed above.
Even if you wouldn't consider your activity level to be that of an athlete, hitting the lower range of an athlete's protein consumption (.69 g/lb) is what we recommend!
How To Start Consuming More Protein...
A common way to get extra protein is to use protein powder.
Protein powders are easy because you can put a scoop of powder into a bottle, shake it up, and drink it right away!
The problem with most protein powders is lack of variety.
At HydroSwell, we got sick of the common chalky choco/vanilla protein powders out there.
It's not that they're all bad, but when you're using them daily they get old plus after a workout they're hard to drink because all you want is something refreshing!
That inspired us to create a brand new type of protein drink we named ProLoco! It's crazy because Instead of a milky choco/vanilla consistency, it's more like a Gatorade but WAY healthier.
It comes in two refreshing flavors, Pina Colada & Acai Blueberry.
In addition to protein, we added hydrating electrolytes, vitamins B & C, and the option of caffeine so the benefits far outweigh what a standard protein powder offers!
To give it a try, click here!
A Final Word
We've just scratched the surface with the benefits of protein so here's our suggestion.
Find out how much protein you're actually eating during an average day.
Take a few days to track your protein intake and then compare your numbers with the table here in this article.
If you find that you're eating less than the recommended amount for an athlete, consider upping your protein intake for at least 3 weeks and see how you feel afterwards.
According to science, serious health benefits await!