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The role of proteins

Temps de lecture : 3 minutes

Publié le par jean-guy


Proteins are essentials for building muscle tissue and they are the basic material for the growth of cells in our body. If our food and energy are satisfactory, the molecule mTOR gives the signal to cells to grow they grow, thicken, and divide themselves. Without proteins, there is no mTOR activity.

Moreover, proteins are advised for anyone wanting to control their weight. First of all, Proteins are stored in the muscles. Our body does not want to consume its muscles, it will prefer to use its carbohydrate and fat reserves as a source of energy. Secondly, we usually feel full when we have eaten enough protein. If the food contains very few proteins, we risk eating twice as much energy to fill the gap.

However, beware of which proteins you are consuming. We can be sure that there is a dilution of protein when food is processed. Moreover, daily consumption of 120g of red meat increases the risk of mortality by 29% compared to a consumption of 20g per day. A consumption of 60 g of transformed meat per day increases the risk of mortality by 22% compared to a consumption of 10 g. Both are linked to high blood tension and risk of diabetes.

It is advised to consume more fish (60g per day), legumes, oatmeal, bulgur, quinoa, amaranth, seeds (chia, flax, sunflower, squash), vegetables (broccoli, spinach, asparagus), leading to lower blood pressure and reducing risk of diabetes… We give a shoutout to a daily portion of nuts, which, are little protein bombs that will help you control your hunger, and that according to studies reduces the risk of cancer and cardiovascular diseases.