Unsurprisingly, we're big fans of protein here at Neat, but it's for good reason! Protein is made up of amino acids, which are essentially the building blocks of our entire bodies, as they help to repair our body's cells. They're also specifically important for building muscle and recovering post-workout, as they help repair muscle tears creating made during exercise.
So we know why protein is great, but is there such a thing as having too much protein?
There's not an exact amount of protein your body can process, mostly because everyone's needs are individual to them. Your body doesn't store protein in the same way it does with carbohydrates and fats though, instead it just gets rid of waste protein once it has the amount it needs.
It is important though to make sure you're eating a balanced diet, and consuming excessive amounts of protein might start to impact the rest of your diet. If you're too full from protein, you might not be eating enough carbohydrates, fats and micro-nutrients that make up a healthy, balanced plate.
These things are key to your overall health, and will make sure you have the energy you need throughout the day - so are not to be overlooked!
How much protein should you eat?
This depends on your many different factors - your lifestyle, age, muscle mass, how much exercise you do and what your fitness goals are. As a general rule, you should aim to get about 0.8g and 1.7g of protein a day, per kg of body weight.
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