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Eat more protein

Benefits:

  • Supports muscle growth and repair: Protein is essential for building and repairing muscles. It provides your body with the necessary amino acids to repair and grow your muscles

  • Increases feelings of fullness: Protein takes longer to digest than carbohydrates or fat, so it can help you feel fuller for longer periods of time. This can help you to eat fewer calories overall and may aid in weight loss

  • Improves blood sugar control: Protein helps to slow down the absorption of sugar into your bloodstream, which can prevent spikes in blood sugar levels

  • Supports a healthy immune system: Protein is essential for building and repairing tissues in the body, including those that make up your immune system and reduce your risk of infection and illness

Caution:

  • Consult a healthcare professional: In irder to determine how much protein you need and whether or not it's appropriate for you to increase your protein intake

  • Choose healthy protein sources: Not all protein sources are created equal. Choose healthy sources of protein, such as lean meats, fish, beans, legumes, nuts, and seeds. Avoid processed meats, which are high in saturated fat and sodium

  • Balance your diet: It's important to balance your diet with other healthy foods, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and healthy fats

  • Stay hydrated: Drinking plenty of water is important when consuming more protein. This can help prevent dehydration and support healthy kidney function

  • Kidney damage: Eating too much protein can put a strain on the kidney and lead to kidney damage or even kidney failure, particularly in people who already have kidney disease. Hence, adequate intake of water is recommended while you eat excess protein

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