Sunday, May 12, 2013

Per Calorie Requirement of Protein

Naturally, many factors may vary the per calorie requirement of protein like the age of the person and the ability of the person to digest the proteins. Also there are disabilities and medical conditions that do not allow the person to consume too much of protein. Based on this conception, it is assumed that larger people and those prone to more physical activities need more calories and therefore the more the calories the more the protein consumption required. In case of cyclists, this amount is increased another fold.
Many of the people around us are hardly conscious of their diet and what they are following without being aware of the amount. They are often unaware that they are consuming a diet that has fewer calories than their body actually needs. This leads to several different kinds of deficiencies like skin problems and hair fall at a small age. 
People who are undergoing some disease or medical condition may require more protein than they are consuming because they are consuming lesser calories. This leads us to another important aspect of the people who are undergoing certain weight loss procedures. The method to determine the right amount of protein intake should be by means of weight for such people and not by means of calories since they ought to be consuming fewer calories to achieve a medically acceptable weight.

Addressing protein deficiency

After research, it has been proven that around ten to thirty five percent of the calories consumed daily are basically proteins. It further leads to the fact that extra proteins consumed can be used for treating obesity problems. It is also proven that excess protein in the body can help against osteoporosis. 
The excess of proteins in the body can be managed through a natural process called gluconeogenesis. In a diet with low carbohydrate contents, this happens very often and the body goes to a phase where protein is degenerated. In this process, glucose is obtained from the proteins. The glucose is then absorbed in the blood at a very low pace and that does not lead to an increase in the blood sugar levels like in case of carbohydrates.

Why Need Proteins?

Proteins are an essential part of the human body and have several important functions that make them very special part of the diet. There are several potential benefits of including proteins in a balanced diet and these are for the purpose of nutrition, and disease prevention etc.

Nutritional Value

Of the many different diet plans, a protein filled diet is the one most recommended by many doctors and nutritionists. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) quotes that proteins are made up of several chains of amino acids. In the different cells and tissues these amino acids are further broken down and need to be replaced and that is done through external addition of proteins in the diet.

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