When we are born, we usually start out healthy. Our body chemistry works smoothly like the gears in a Swiss Watch. Read on to see why protein is so important to keeping your “gears” working smoothly.
The problem is that over time, life itself causes wear and tear on our bodies. Maybe your health isn’t as good as it once was.
If you listen to all the marketing, you will hear 100 different ways to be healthy, but most of them don’t get to the heart of the matter.
Your body is made with protein, and that’s what you need a lot of to stay healthy. Thousands of research studies over decades say that protein is critical for good health. Also important: whey protein specifically is the most beneficial.
Of course, getting micronutrients is essential too, but protein does so much more for you than most people realize.
Here’s How Whey Protein Can Help with Weight Management
- It is well known that whey protein is particularly good at keeping your hunger low, and satiety high (satiety is the opposite of hunger). New research provides clues how:
- You might have heard about very expensive new weight loss drugs containing semaglutide which works like GLP-1. They help you manage hunger and blood glucose levels. Exciting new medical research shows that whey protein increases GLP-1, and it is GLP-1 which reduces hunger and even slows your stomach emptying.[i]
- High Protein Meal Replacements keep your total daily calorie intake low.
- Getting protein first at every meal keeps your blood sugar steady throughout the day. That mean reduced cravings and less snacking between meals.
- High-quality protein helps you maintain muscle during weight loss, so you don’t get weak, even frail, as you lose weight. Losing muscle can lower your metabolism which makes weight maintenance harder.
How Much Protein Do You Need?
It’s a little different for everyone, depending on size, but there is a good rule of thumb to follow that is based on medical research: “30-30-30.” That is 30 grams of high-quality protein, 3 times each day.
That amount of high-quality protein will give you all of the amino acid building blocks that you need, in the right proportions.
Why protein shakes?
Milk, eggs, chicken, fish, beef, and tofu are all high-quality sources of protein too, but the whey protein isolate in UNJURY® tops them all because it has a great amino acid profile (it’s PDCAAS protein quality score is a perfect 100), AND it is highest in leucine, which newer medical research shows is particularly important.[ii] [iii] And most people can’t eat enough animal protein throughout the day to meet their needs, especially after bariatric surgery or an illness. So shakes are an easy way to give your body what it needs most.
The UNJURY® Protein formula is such high quality that it is Recommended at All of America’s Top-Rated Hospitals™. Try UNJURY® Protein and discover that Quality Tastes Better™.
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[i] Pimnapanut Sridonpai, Aree Prachansuwan, Kemika Praengam, Siriporn Tuntipopipat and Wantanee Kriengsinyos Postprandial effects of a whey protein-based multi-ingredient nutritional drink compared with a normal breakfast on glucose, insulin, and active GLP-1 response among type 2 diabetic subjects: a crossover randomised controlled trial. Published online by Cambridge University Press: 12 July 2021
[ii] Micah J. Drummond and Blake B. Rasmussen Leucine-Enriched Nutrients and the Regulation of mTOR Signalling and Human Skeletal Muscle Protein Synthesis Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2008 May; 11(3): 222–226.
[iii] Christos S. Katsanos, Hisamine Kobayashi, Melinda Sheffield-Moore, Asle Aarsland, and Robert R. Wolfe A high proportion of leucine is required for optimal stimulation of the rate of muscle protein synthesis by essential amino acids in the elderly 01 AUG 2006 https://doi.org/10.1152/ajpendo.00488.2005