6 Reasons To Eat More Protein Pancakes!
There’s no denying it: protein is just plain amazing. You probably know that you should be eating plenty of it, but do you know why? Well, here are 6 reasons to eat more protein.
It Fills You Up
Protein is incredibly filling and keeps you from getting hungry more often.
If you’re trying to shed a few pounds, simply increasing the amount of protein you eat daily will make you naturally consume fewer calories. In fact, one study showed a 441 daily calorie decrease in women who simply increased their protein intake by only 15%. No other dietary restrictions are necessary!
It Strengthens Bones
We all know a tall glass of milk is good for your bones, but it isn’t just the calcium and vitamins that are doing all the work.
Making sure you’re eating your daily fill of protein has been proven to increase the strength of your bones, especially important for when you get older.
It Builds Muscle
Whenever you work out, you’re actually damaging your muscles. Don’t worry though, that’s the whole point!
The tears and damage that occur during a workout are repaired by your body and made stronger, increasing the size of your muscles. The key tool needed by your body to make these repairs is something called “amino acid” and protein is one of the best (if not the best) places to find it.
It Speeds Up Recovery
Adding onto our last point, protein is your main source of the tools your body needs to repair itself. This not only includes recovering after a workout but also healing from an injury.
Now, don’t go thinking protein is some magical healing potion where your broken leg will instantly heal after a plate of chicken. However, many studies have shown that increasing protein intake can help speed up the time it takes for an injury to heal.
It Helps Your Heart
High blood pressure is an extremely common issue that only gets more common the older you get. It is a leading cause of heart attacks, strokes, and chronic kidney disease, so any steps that can be taken to lower it are always welcome.
Luckily, protein has been shown to help lower blood pressure while also reducing the intake of bad cholesterol, a huge contributor to high blood pressure.
It Gives Your Energy
If you find yourself feeling sluggish in the middle of the day when that dreaded 2 p.m. slump hits, a bit more protein in your diet can definitely help!
Protein is one of the most important things you need to create energy and carry oxygen to the rest of your body.
How Much Protein
There’s no doubt that protein is awesome, but as with all things in life, there is such a thing as too much of a good thing.
So, how much protein should you be eating? You should be getting 10% to 35% of your daily calories from protein. That means if you’re eating 2000 calories a day, 200 to 700 should come from protein.
If you’re looking to increase your daily protein intake, nothing beats what teff brings to the table! Along with all the protein, teff is packed with calcium, fibre, vitamins, and more. It really lives up to that “super grain” name!
Berhan is also excited to introduce a brand-new product: Teff Pancake and Waffle Mix! It’s incredibly simple to make, comes in four delicious flavours, and might be your new post-workout protein source!