Fitness Nutrition Tips – The Protein Myth
In order to maintain health and wellness, our bodies demand the correct amount of protein. It is a vital part of maintaining a well balanced diet.
The other building blocks of the human body are just as important to regulate.
Many times people think since Apex predators eat all protein, that they will also display the same characteristics.
This couldn’t be further from the truth, as these animals have highly specialised digestive tracks with different biomes living in their gut.
Protein is a necessary building block and core component to muscle
so are lipids (fats), carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and water.
It is necessary to balance the diet out and get the proper amount of everything listed to maintain homeostasis.
Too much of either one of the above throws the body out of balance, causing all sorts of weird side effects.
The human body is magnificent, and capable of many miraculous things. It was created to adapt and survive. An excess of any nutrient becomes immediately stored into fat.
When there is an imbalance in the body
unnecessary stress’ are put on the body and its internal functions become disrupted. This makes room for disease to move in.
Disturbing the bodies homeostasis over a long term causes detriment to many of the bodies organs.
Homeostasis is the regulation of everything from body temperature, proper hormone production, body heat, metabolic rate, sleep, immune system, energy levels, body composition etc..
When there is too much protein intake the kidneys are the first to get overworked and stressed.
The kidneys control the bodies adrenal system, as well as filtering the bodies toxins from cellular respiration.
An excess of toxins in the body throws the body into Acidosis. This is an acidic state, and causes harm to all of the bodies internal functions.
The effects of Acidosis are
- Lowered Bone Density
- Cardiopulmonary and Cardiorespiratory Deficiencies (increased or irregular heart rate, rise in blood pressure, oxygen absorption in red blood cells becomes altered, altered nutrient absorption)
- Headaches, Migraines
- Hyperkalemia – Abnormal Amounts of Potassium in the Blood Stream. This causes the irregular heart beat, as well as other sympathetic and parasympathetic issues.
It is critical to ingest the correct amount of Protein Daily
According to the latest research from NASM and other Science bureaus, for strength training programs it is recommended to ingest .5 – .8 grams of protein per pound.
Most gyms will recommend to ingest 1.5 – 2 grams of protein per pound. Their goal is to have a revolving customer base.
It is important to remember the side effects of ingesting anything in excess. Nutrients gets stored into fat creating a perpetual customer base 😉
Keeping the Body well fed is a key to initial fitness. Balancing the Mind to maintain Willpower helps maintain results over a lifetime.
QiGong Meditation guides the way to learning how to control the mind.