Why Is Protein So Important To Everyones Diet March 03 2017

Who should eat diets high in protein?

Everyone! As listed below there are numerous benefits to everyone to eating a diet high in protein.

It is perfectly safe and beneficial for children to get some of their daily intake through a protein ball, particularly as Funch protein balls have not added sugar, preservatives or artificial additives.

What type of protein?

Funch products use a Raw Organic Pure Pea Protein that is totally clean and natural. It is  vegan friendly, highly digestible, dairy free, gluten free + cholesterol free

Why is Protein Important?

Hair and nails are mostly made of protein. Your body uses protein to build and repair tissues. You also use protein to make enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals. Protein is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood.

Some Highlights of a Diet High In Protein Includes

  • PROTEIN IS A FILLING FUEL FOR THE BODY, meaning it keeps you feeling fuller for longer

  • PROTEIN FORMS THE BUILDING BLOCKS FOR MUSCLES, as such it can help increase muscle mass and strength

  • PROTEIN IS FOOD FOR YOUR BONES. Generally people with higher protein diets tend to maintain their bone mass better as they get older ... this is particularly relevant for women

  • EATING MORE PROTEIN CAN HELP REDUCE CRAVINGS and desire for late-night snacking

  • PROTEIN CAN BOOST METABOLISM AND INCREASE FAT BURNING. Protein has a higher termic effect (20-35%) than fat or carbs

  • PROTEIN CAN LOWER YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE

  • DIETS HIGHER IN PROTEIN CAN HELP YOU LOOSE WEIGHT AND KEEP IT OFF FOR LONGER

  • PROTEIN CAN HELP REPAIR THE BODY AFTER INJURY. As a building block of the body’s tissues and organs it makes sense that when the body is trying to heal a diet high in protein is beneficial

Reference site authoritynutrition.com

Recommended daily intake

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US) recommends that roughly 10 to 35 percent of an adult or child’s daily calories come from protein. So, if your child consumes 2,000 calories per day, 200 to 700 of those calories should come from protein. More specifically, children ages 1 to 3 require 13 g of protein per day, while children ages 4 to 8 need 19 g of protein every day. The recommended protein intake increases dramatically for kids age 9 and older. For kids age 9 to 13, the daily protein intake should be roughly 34 g. From ages 14 to 18, females need 46 g of protein and males need 52 g of protein every day.

Reference livestrong.com