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Benefits of Protein Supplements

Ensuring you maintain enough protein in your diet is not just important for athletic performance. Protein intake contributes to a healthy immune system and is required for the function of many organs in the body. It is an essential macronutrient that helps build muscle in the body, repair tissue, and reproduce enzymes and hormones. While consuming whole foods is generally best, many people struggle to consume meals that are high in protein and turn to protein supplements. Many different types of protein supplements exist on the market, including dairy-based and plant-based powders. Regardless of preference, protein supplements have many benefits. 

PROTEIN PROVIDES ADDED NUTRITION

According to WebMD, the recommended daily amount of protein you should consume within a day is 46 grams for women and 56 grams for men. People who find it challenging to meet these amounts, including those with vegan and vegetarian diets, may find that protein powders offer an easy solution to the problem. For many, including athletes, weight lifters, older adults, and individuals with a chronic illness, the recommended protein intake may need to be exceeded. Protein powders are an easy solution as they can be consumed simply by mixing with water. You can also add protein powders to your favourite meals, including smoothies, overnight oats, and more. 

PROTEIN HELPS INCREASE MUSCLE MASS 

Protein is an essential macronutrient and contributes to muscle growth, which is why many athletes and gym enthusiasts consume protein post-exercise to help “bulk up” following strength training. As muscle mass tends to decline with age, protein powders can be an excellent solution for older adults. Consuming protein powder in your later years may help maintain or increase muscle mass, if used mindfully. 

PROTEIN HELPS WITH WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

Consuming foods rich in protein and taking supplements may help people feel fuller, longer. Feeling full results in less snacking and reduced portion sizes, which can help a person maintain a healthy weight or lose weight if necessary. Increasing your protein intake is one of the first steps to help you reach your goal. 

At Commisso’s, we carry a range of well-trusted protein supplements. This week on special, we have Sunwarrior Plant-Based Proteins, which contain all the essential amino acids needed to fuel your body while increasing energy and creating a sense of fullness. Additional plant based proteins we carry include Vega Protein, Iron Vegan Protein, and more. Our Wellness Team is knowledgeable and will help you find the right protein supplements suitable for your dietary needs. Visit us in-store today to speak with our Wellness Team or shop online for your favourite protein supplements today!