Are you eating enough protein each day?
Hello My Lovelies ~
This is one of the questions I ask all my friends and clients when they ask me about how to get their hair growing gorgeously well.
And I am so often surprised that not many people are aware of how much protein they do or don't eat on a daily basis.
I was chatting with a gal who asked me if the tablespoon of flax seeds she added to her morning smoothie was enough... so we figured that for her to get a decent amount of protein would be between 1/2 cup and a cup of flax seeds in her smoothie.
We laughed our heads off...
I suggested that she add some Greek Yogurt ( I also asked if she was ok to take yogurt as I wasn't sure if she was lactose intolerant ) That made her smoothie have about 10 grams of protein, and in particular, Greek Yogurt has more protein than other yogurts, making it an excellent choice.
There are about 20 different types of amino acids which can combine to make proteins. Proteins are found all through the body, hair, skin, nails, muscles, and bones and are incredibly necessary for sustaining optimal health.
Animal proteins are pretty complete sources of protein and veggie proteins are not, so if you are choosing to be a vegetarian or vegan please do more research so that you are nourishing yourself in the best healthy way possible.
As a simple trick to helping people get enough protein, I often suggest to eat the protein portion first, veggies second and carbohydrates last. I find people trying to fill up on salad to watch their waistlines and then not eating enough protein. Then they get hungry in between meals because they did not have enough protein, which is taken up slower and more gradually into the bloodstream, for an excellent steady energy. Less protein can mean a potential for a sugar spike and crash which is lousy if you are trying to be super energetic!
This is also a great approach if you have diabetic concerns, and want to make sure there is no blood sugar spike ( protein slows down the blood sugar uptake ) and offers a wonderful steady source of energy.
How much protein is right for you? Well, that depends on a number of factors ~ at the bare minimum, we are supposed to get 8 grams per 20 lbs, so that means I should get at minimum 44 grams. However, I am very active and exercise ( plus Jack walks me around the neighborhood 90 times a day, lol ) so that means I need more like .91 grams per lb = 100 grams per day.
Big range, right? That's why I suggest tracking your protein daily over the course of a week.
That should help you be more aware and to make adjustments as needed.
Why protein for growing gorgeous hair? The amino acids required for the keratinization process ( keratin is what your hair, skin & nails is made up of ) come from protein. That's the magic sauce that makes our Fabulous Hair Skin & Nails Vitamins so effective.
However, if you are protein deficient, our vitamins will keep you alive, not grow fabulous hair!
Here's to encouraging you to make daily healthy choices,
Love you bunches!
Cydney, Chuk & Jack
Breakfast Suggestions ~
Greek Yogurt with Steele Cut Oats, Banana ( so good for the heart )
Chopped Apple (keep the Dr away!)
Roasted Sunflower Seeds,
Excellent Source of Protein, Fruits & Fibre
Dinner Time Ideas ~
Baked Herbed Salmon, on Sauteed Kale, with Red Peppers
Vine Ripened Tomatoes, Feta Cheese, & Green Onions
Fresh Herbs from my balcony garden
A slice of lemon and yummy grapes.
A great source of protein & deliciousness that is easy to make quickly.
This took me 30 minutes from start to serving ~
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