The Beginner’s Guide to Protein For Women

How Much Protein Should Women Take?

Summary: About 0.8 grams of protein for every kilogram of body weight is recommended for sedentary women while athletic women need up to 2.3 grams/ kg of body weight. Spacing out protein intake throughout the day with a variety of food sources will provide the requisite quantities.

Counting Protein Grams

Balancing Macronutrients According to Body Types

Timing: Pre and Post Workout Protein

Summary: There are pre and post-workout foods that will help in reaching your health goals. Having different protein foods throughout the day in small portions should be the focus. The variety of foods will supply all the necessary amino acids and nutrients.

Some Benefits of Protein for Women

1. Builds Immunity

Summary: T-cells are dependent upon protein for its function of destroying foreign agents that attack the body. Amino acids in protein help prevent infection.

2. Protein Supports Bones, Hair, And Nails

Summary: Collagen peptides found in protein are involved in the structure of bones, tissues, hair, and nails.

3. Protein and Weight Management

Summary: The thermic effect of food along with high satiety levels promote weight loss.

4. Women And Lean Muscles

Summary: Protein helps in keeping your body fit and toned.

The Final Note

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