Why protein is essential for breaking fast!

Why protein is essential for breaking fast!

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In today's diet culture and social media platforms, we are curating more educational health and fitness content than ever before. However, with good info comes bad. In the last couple of years, we have seen a huge shift in the nutritional paradigm. Currently one of the biggest social fitness trends is the Ketogenic Diet. Funny enough it's something I started doing nearly 10 years ago after reading Nore Gegadeous “Primal Body Primal Mind”, a book that enlightened me on the essentials of a diet that is rich in fat. She explained the importance of our evolution and how at one point we evolved from operating on sugars and proteins to operating on proteins and fat. A stage in life that would be called the Eukaryotic State, a part of our evolution that was made possible by the formation of the oxygen in our atmosphere. All that being said. Out of all that evolution, what was the one thing that remained consistent?

That’s right, good ol’ protein!

.. SO it is obvious that protein is essential. In my opinion, and many others, we need more protein now more than ever. As a matter of fact, a recent study in "Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism", even suggests that the recommended protein intake may be inaccurate. In fact, it seems that we may need more than previously thought.

Now I know for some of you even knowing the facts above that you will still need further reasons.. and I’m happy to oblige.

2 MORE reasons why protein is essential for Breaking Fast ;)

  • We are all naturally catabolic, a state in which we burn lean tissue. However, our muscle is essential. It disposes of glucose, supports skeletal structure and it doesn’t hurt to look good naked. Studies show that consuming 15-30 grams of protein upon waking up will help you preserve lean muscle and reduce catabolic activity.
  • Eating protein raises the levels of amino acids. There is one specific amino acid called tyrosine, which prompts the brain to manufacture norepinephrine and dopamine, powerful chemical messengers in the brain. Fun Fact: serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine can keep you energized because they promote alertness and activity.

Eukaryotic Cell vs. Prokaryotic Cell. ... Eukaryotic cells contain membrane-bound organelles, such as the nucleus, while prokaryotic cells do not. Differences in cellular structure of prokaryotes and eukaryotes include the presence of mitochondria and chloroplasts, the cell wall, and the structure of chromosomal DNA.