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5 Signs You're Not Getting Enough Protein

5 Signs You're Not Getting Enough Protein

Are you getting enough protein? Read up on the most common signs of potential protein deficiency.

Are you wondering if you eat enough protein? Read on to find the common signs that you may not be consuming enough protein.

Hunger and Cravings. Protein helps keeps us full for longer so we can avoid hunger pangs; in fact, protein is known to be the most satiating nutrient. It also helps avoid spikes in your blood sugar, which will prevent blood sugar crashes, aka intense cravings. If you find yourself constantly hungry throughout the day and/or having a decent amount of cravings, it may be a sign that you are not consuming enough protein. Incorporating a protein into your meals and snacks will help keep you fuller throughout the day. Keep a bottle of OWYN’s Protein Shake in your bag or desk for a quick high protein snack or add OWYN’s Protein Powder to your morning smoothie bowl.

Mood, Anxiety, Concentration and Sleep Troubles. Neurotransmitters are chemicals in our brain that relay information between cells and are made of amino acids, the building blocks of protein. If you’re not consuming enough protein, it may cause your body to not make enough neurotransmitters that could potentially change how your brain functions. You may find yourself having difficulty concentrating, feeling depressed or anxious and/or having trouble sleeping.

You’re Always Sick. The body’s immune system helps fight of bacteria and viruses through antibodies, which are made of protein. If you don’t eat enough protein, you could have a compromised immune system and get sick more often than others. You also need protein to digest and absorb other nutrients that help strengthen your immune system and keep you healthy. If you’re looking for a protein rich meal, OWYN’s Meal Replacement Shake is quick and chock full of nutrients.

Muscle Weakness. Since your body can’t store protein, it will breakdown muscle tissue to get the building blocks of protein, aka amino acids. A lack of protein in your diet may lead to muscle mass loss, which could impact your strength and potentially slow your metabolism. Maintaining muscle mass is important for longevity. Read our tips on how to maintain muscle mass here.

Slow Recovery/Healing from Injuries. Protein is needed to heal and rebuild muscle, tissue and skin. If you are low on protein, you may find that it takes you longer to heal from a cut or scrape since protein is necessary for blood clotting. Consuming enough protein also aids in a quicker muscle recovery.

Protein is the building block of life and consuming enough is essential for overall health. OWYN makes it easy to meet your daily protein needs. The High Protein Shakes are rich in vegan protein with 35g and no sugar.

Getting enough protein is essential for overall health, sustainable weight loss and athletic performance. If you're looking for ways to add more protein into your diet, OWYN has you covered with an array of options.

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