Signs that show protein deficiency

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Kathmandu, December 17

Proteins are essential for human body and deficiency of protein leads to negative consequences, especially for athletes who work hard. And it is important to have quality and nutrient-rich foods to gain required proteins that help people recover from exercise-induced muscle damage.

So, based on the various researches and studies here we present signs that show you are suffering from protein deficiency:

Sleeping disorder

Lack of sleep and insomnia could cause unstable blood sugar levels—a rise in cortisol and a decrease in serotonin production. So, eating foods rich in protein before going for bed can help with tryptophan and serotonin production. Actually, protein slows down the absorption of sugar during a meal.

Suffering during exercise

If you feel muscle wasting, fatique and fat gain during the physical workout, then you might be suffering from protein suffering. So you need to focus on protein in your diet as it helps to develop new muscle mass, sustain energy and motivation.

Increased cholesterol levels

Lack of protein foods can leads to high cholesterol and triglycerides. We often think that fatty foods cause high cholesterol and triglycerides but they are also linked to increased inflammation, hormonal imbalances and high-processed/high-sugar diets. So eating foods rich in protein would be ideal thing to do than being dependent on packaged and processed foods.

Irregularity in menstrual cycle

Most of the women suffer from irregularity in periods or even infertility due to polycystic ovary syndrome and such conditions occur due to obesity and pre-diabetes or diabetes. Low-protein, high-sugar and high-carb diets lead to insulin resistance, fatigue, inflammation and weight gain that disrupts the delicate balance of female hormones needed to maintain a regular cycle.

Your injuries don't heal quickly

Protein is important for absorption of calcium and it is also helpful for bone metabolism. But due to lack of protein diet leads to the risk of muscle loss, slow bone healing and fractures.

Last modified on 2019-12-18 11:09:27


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