Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

The Importance of Protein


Protein is one of the basic building blocks of the body so it is an essential part of your diet and can influence your strength but probably not your energy. Your muscles are built with protein and in fact protein is made up of 20 amino acids. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein and 9 are essential, they cannot be created and must be eaten meaning the other 11 amino acids can be created by our body.

Many times we here that you need to eat steak for energy but in actual fact as we learned earlier carbohydrates are the body's favored energy source. I always think of muscles as being made out of protein but really muscles are mostly water and protein so if you think about how people tend to diet they will cut out things like steak and carbohydrates so the body is not getting as much protein and carbohydrates as it needs to burn for energy so it will tend to burn protein and fat in equal parts to get energy. This is great for losing weight and good for losing fat but it is really bad to lose muscle. One of the ways to stop your body from burning muscle for energy is to do a fair amount of exercise, especially weight training to increase your muscle mass on a consistent basis.

So what kind of foods contain protein and how much do we need? Full proteins are found in steak chicken and fish and non-full proteins (those without all of the essential amino acids) are contained in lentils, beans, corn, peanuts. A can of Tuna has 20-25 grams of protein and if you look around you can probably get about 80 grams of protein a day comfortably. Some bodybuilders will eat 250-500 grams of protein a day but realistically if you have protein in a couple or three of your meals you are doing pretty good. One of the things to think about is that water is needed for your body to break down protein so if you are increasing your protein intake drink more water to gelp take the load off of your kidneys. Here are a couple links to protein resources here and here

Bill Nadraszky is a lifetime fitness and exercise junkie. Main website for more information is 30 days to fitness


MORE RESOURCES:

At Packers training table, nutrition has become a science
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The Packers are emphasizing nutrition at practices this year. Clockwise from top left, defensive end Josh Boyd rehydrates; one of the snacks given to players during breaks; linebacker Mike Neal snacks during practice, and a training staff member ...



School districts gather to learn more about nutrition
WXOW.com
In particular, information about the child nutrition law backed by Michelle Obama. The initiatives intent is to ban greasy foods and sugary drinks from schools, establish nutrition standards for the country's free and reduced price lunch program, and ...

and more »


Businessweek

Tossing the First Lady's Lunch
Businessweek
As superintendent of the Fort Thomas Independent School District in northern Kentucky, Gene Kirchner oversees 3,000 students who buy about 1,400 cafeteria lunches each day. At least they used to. Since federal school lunch nutrition requirements ...

and more »


Letter: School's nutrition program is award winning
Wicked Local Billerica
Billerica's award winning nutrition program continues to meet tough USDA, federal and state nutrition standards for all school meals. This ensures that meals are healthy and well-balanced and provide students all the nutrition they need to succeed at ...

and more »


Destin Log

Nutrition in School
Destin Log
Without proper nutrition, kids are at a higher risk for illness and are more likely to have a decreased immune system, are more likely to suffer from arrested emotional and physical growth and development, and struggle at school. The emotional fall out ...
Back-to-school: School lunches are packing a healthier punchWashington Post
Schools offer Meal MagicPrinceton Daily Clarion

all 5 news articles »


New York Daily News

Councilman Ben Kallos wants to set stricter nutrition standards for kids ...
New York Daily News
City officials want kids' fast-food meals to be not just happy — but also healthy. Councilman Ben Kallos is set to introduce a bill Thursday that would set stricter nutrition standards for kids' meals that come with toys. The proposed legislation ...

and more »


LiveBest: Nutrition has to taste good
Casper Star-Tribune Online
Perishable foods should not be left out of refrigeration for more than two hours -- but according to a survey by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, four out of five kids say they don't have access to a refrigerator at school. Help keep your child ...



ThePigSite.com

EW Nutrition explores use of egg powder in animal diets
WorldPoultry.net
EW Nutrition speakers and external invited speakers including Dr Mike Varley (The Pig Technology Company), Prof Nguyen Tat Toan (Nong Lam University) and Nancy Romano (DVM, PhD) explained how immunoglobulins from the egg (IgY) work in general ...
EW Nutrition Launches 'Science and Innovations' SeriesThePigSite.com

all 4 news articles »


DairyReporter.com

Sports nutrition fuels Glanbia double-digit H1 revenue growth
DairyReporter.com
The sport nutrition business, which boasts the US as its single largest market, reported sales of €374.6m (US$496.9m) in H1 2014 - up 21.8% on €320.2m (US$425m) in the first half of last year. Glanbia's attributed this in part to the January 2014 ...
Performance nutrition drives growth at GlanbiaIrish Times (blog)
Performance nutrition helps Glanbia bulk earningsIrish Independent
Performance nutrition still driving Glanbiajust-food.com (subscription)
Irish Farmers Journal -Businessandleadership.com -London South East
all 26 news articles »


READER SUBMITTED: Center To Host New Nutrition And Cooking Series
Hartford Courant
If so, join Bristol Hospital food and nutrition experts for this new series. Learn the how to use fiber-rich grains, enjoy enticing fruit and vegetable recipes and integrate more plant-based proteins into your diet. Classes include a cooking demo, food ...


Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.