Have you ever noticed so days opposed to others, you’re more tired, maybe increasingly moody, or overly stressed when you don’t need to be? You backtrack your day trying to find what set you off but you can’t find it? There might be one explanation then! You are deficient in a protein that is vital for you to go through each day!
Protein deficiency affects a large group of people, most of the people in this category include, people who eat out a lot, college students, and vegetarians. A lot of the time we trade in a healthy meal for something quick and easy because our lives are so busy, with running here and there, and activity after activity that there is no time and no energy left to cook a balanced meal.
Have no fear! By the end of this article, you will have plenty of means to fix that. You will learn the symptoms and the treatments able to treat the deficiency.
Know The Symptoms
First you need to know if you are protein deficient. Here are some symptoms to start with:
- Constant Cravings
- Can’t Sleep Well At Night
- Low Energy
Now you know the symptoms you can fight them with ways to fix them.
How to treat protein deficiency?
There are 3 ways to treat protein deficiency. First, taking supplements to get the nutrients that you need. When going about what supplements you need, start by what cravings you are having. No, cravings don’t just happen for pregnant women. When you crave certain foods, your body is trying to tell you what supplements you are missing! Below we have a few examples for you. This information can be found on the internet, or contact your doctor for a more thorough list of supplements you may be lacking.
1. Craving — Lacking of:
- Sweets – Sulfur, chromium, carbon, phosphorus, tryptophan
- Bread – Nitrogen
- Fatty Snacks – Calcium
- Coffee – Phosphorus, sulfur, Iron, salt
- Alcohol – Protein, calcium, potassium, avenin, glutamine
- Carbonated drinks – Calcium
- Salty Foods – Chloride
- Tobacco – Silicone, tyrosine
2. Add More Protein Enriched Food to Your Diet
The second way to treat protein deficiency is by adding more protein enriched food to your diet. To start you want to add more red meat to your meals. If you can’t add red meat due to allergies or other complications, don’t worry, you can add other things. For example you would add, cheese, peas, seeds, yogurt, peanut butter with the chunks, brown rice.
There are also many other options, these are just a few. You can add more seeds and beans to your diet. When creating your lunch and dinners, make sure to add seeds, avocados, and bananas that are overflowing with protein. That way if you are unable to add red meat to your diet, it doesn’t take a whole lot to add on.
3. Add A Liquidated Drink Blended with All of The Protein Needed
The third way is to add a liquidated drink blended with all of the protein needed for that day and drink it in the morning. There are many different recipes that you can use to keep your drink tasty. It’s also super easy, grab the ingredients and throw them in and blend them perfect breakfast and it has your protein count!
Last but not least…
When taking supplements, be sure to contact your doctor as not to over supplement your body. When planning your meals for lunch and dinner, make sure to add snacks throughout the day to keep up your protein intake.
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