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Wednesday, October 26, 2022



A deficiency of protein plays a vital role in the daily functioning of our bodies. If you don't have enough of it your body will suffer. According to UN data, around 1 billion people worldwide are protein deficient.

if you always feel hungry and have cravings for food and snacks. It may be because of a low protein high carb and sugar-filled diet. The problem could be that you have unlimited access to high-calorie foods in which the amount of protein is low in comparison to their calorie counting.

Q: How do you know if you're one of them?

You'd better read for these ten signs and symptoms related to protein deficiency. So you'll know when there's a problem.

Food Cravings

If you think a lack of protein would make you crave juicy steaks and healthy eggs we hate to tell you this but you're wrong.

Protein is responsible for keeping the correct sugar levels in your body. If you don't get enough of it you're troubled glucose levels will inspire you to find a quick and easy solution by eating some candy. That's why not having enough protein in your system is likely to make your dream off. All the sugary stuff in the world to make things clearer.

When we say not enough protein we mean somewhere under 56 grams for men and 46 grams per woman per day for kids it varies from 19 grams to 34 grams depending on their age.

This figure may also vary if you are pregnant or ill. According to the US Department of Agriculture, you can calculate a more

specific amount using a simple formula. Try to eat about 0.36 grams of protein for every pound of your weight.

Loss Of Muscle Mass And Joint Pain 

Before you get excited about hearing the words loss of mass note that this doesn't concern a slimmer body on the contrary when you're unable to build muscle mass. Even if you're working out this can lead to muscle waste or atrophy. It can also make you constantly feel tired and gain fat. Even if you spent extra hours at the gym it won't help you. If the problem is a lack of protein you see muscles are the body's largest reservoir of protein muscle weakness pain and loss of mass are all signs of a protein deficiency a study by the University of Arkansas says this is commonly found in elderly people protein is essential for muscle growth and maintenance 

Skin And Nail Problems

A protein deficiency can result in weak and brittle nails. In a few cases, people might observe white bands and brownish spots on their nails. When there's not enough protein in your system your body simply decides that your nails aren't essential either as a result, they crack and break.

A protein deficiency can affect the skin as well because protein enables cell regeneration. It produces new cells and replaces dead ones if this happens you'll notice your skin feeling dry flaky and cracked. If you notice that your skin is unusually pale, It might be a sign of anemia or a lack of iron in your body these conditions often go together.

Hair Loss

Do you know that feeling, when you brush your hair and see what seems like hundreds of hairs left on the comb? Does it sound familiar to you?

90% of our hair is composed of a protein called keratin. If you don't get enough nutrients your hair may thin and fade.

This happens because the body stops using protein for non-essential things like hair growth in an effort to preserve it. While your hair might mean the world to you your body has other priorities, when your protein levels are low your body will redistribute the remaining protein to give enough to processes that are more essential than hair growth. Processes like leaving you as an offender G to keep going. So those shampoos promising you a hair boost won't help much when your problem is on the inside.

Fatty liver

A fatty liver is one of the most common symptoms of a protein deficiency. If left untreated it can cause fatty liver disease. which leads to inflammation liver scarring and potential liver failure. when you have an unhealthy fatty liver it means there is too much fat in your liver cells. this is a common condition in people who consume a lot of alcohol obese people and even kids.

Increased Risk Of Bone Fractures

Just as with your muscles a low intake of protein can also affect your bones. Not having enough protein leads to the weakening of the bones. Thus increasing the risk of bone fractures. According to Dr. Josh Axe, DNM, DC, CNS a certified doctor of natural medicine chiropractor and clinical nutritionist this is mostly because protein is needed for calcium absorption

and helping with bone metabolism. Studies show that things get worse over the years and those who don't get enough protein in their younger years face greater bone loss as they get older.

Sleep Deprivation

If you have trouble sleeping or suffer from sleep deprivation. It's likely linked to a protein deficiency. proteins from the food we eat act as building blocks for tryptophan an amino acid that causes drowsiness. It indicates that we must eat protein-rich food near bedtime to get better sleep. Plus it might be your shifting blood sugar levels keeping you awake, sufficient protein can help solve this problem too.

Headaches And  Frequent Illnesses

How often do you get headaches out of nowhere? There can be multiple reasons for them and two reasons are anemia and low blood sugar levels. You can blame a lack of protein for both. And if you tend to catch colds and infections easily and often. it's a sign that your immune system is not strong enough to protect you from all those evil germs. Sufficient protein is a great building material for a stronger and better immune system.


Swollen Feet

Edema is a condition in which extra fluid builds up in your body and makes your legs swell. Harvard health publication links low protein levels and edema.

You see, Proteins prevent salt and water from leaking out of blood vessels and getting into

tissues where they don't belong.

Brain Fog

it's very important to have the proper intake of protein to support a healthy brain function. If you experience a lack of motivation, poor memory or trouble learning anything new it's a sign that you are protein deficient. Dopamine, epinephrine, and serotonin are neurotransmitters your body needs in order to focus. Other mental rather than physical symptoms of protein deficiency include mood swings, depression, and problems with conflict resolution.

 Bonus on how to get enough protein.

If you feel like you have some or all of the symptoms we've described, the best thing to do is see a doctor. However, there are changes you can make to your diet to get your proteins high enough and strengthen your health. Make sure you get enough plant and animal products.

Balance your meat dairy, fish, and egg intake with healthy vegetarian and vegan proteins. Make beans, nuts, and seeds such as almonds, flax, Chia, hemp, spinach, and broccoli your new best friends. As for meat and fish go for grass-fed beef organic chicken and salmon caught in the wild if you can.

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