The rise of the fitness industry can be described as rapid, and its derivatives are also rapidly coming out. Fitness products are constantly emerging, and fitness foods are also developing rapidly. High-protein diets are brought about by the fitness industry these years because people are paying more and more attention to health and overall health. However, whether protein powder can completely replace food intake in the human body and when it is necessary to eat protein powder in line with a high protein diet has become a topic of constant discussion.
First of all, from the popularity of protein powder for the fitness population, it must have a large degree of effect, but if we completely replace the nutritional intake of food, then we can say very responsibly: “No.”
- A survey by a nutrition epidemiologist at the Harvard School of Public Health in the United States concluded that eating meat with high protein content may be more beneficial to the heart than a vegetarian diet. The high protein diet pointed out is good for the heart, not equal to the higher the better, everything has a “degree” limit. Therefore, in the daily diet, attention is still paid to carbohydrates as the main energy source, protein and fat as supplements, and a reasonable proportion between the three, balanced nutrition is a scientific choice;
- Excessive consumption of protein powder can cause damage to the human body: reduce immune activity and cell phagocytosis, thereby forming immunosuppression, reducing immunity, causing severe effects on blood sugar and islet cells, increasing liver and kidney load, and calcium metabolism. Oxidative stress, digestive system, human aging, etc. have effects;
- The classification of the long-term high-protein diet: the average amount of protein required by ordinary people (not very active athletes) is about 0.8-1g/kg body weight;
Fitness or physical exercise, depending on the activity and training, the daily demand for protein intake is different, about 1-1.7g / kg body weight;
Excellent endurance athletes need about 1.6g/kg of protein per day;
An excellent resistance athlete, in the early stage of training (muscle hypertrophy), requires about 1.5-1.7 g / kg of protein per day. After the resistance athletes enter a stable state, the demand for protein is reduced to about 1.0-1.2g/kg body weight per day.
- The normal use of protein powder is very useful in high-intensity fitness enthusiasts, athletes, pathologically missing protein populations, adolescents, pregnant women, etc.