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MYTHS & FACTS

Here, we hope to clarify those so that proteins are no longer misunderstood and you understand that ‘something’ missing in your diet.

Myth 1

Myth 1

Regular Indian diet is enough for our daily protein needs

Fact

Until and unless your regular diet is enriched with high source of proteins like beans, pulses, milk, meat and eggs, you are unlikely to meet your body's daily requirement. In which case, you should consider making a protein supplement like Protinex as a regular part of your diet.

Myth 2

Myth 2

Multi-vitamins are sufficient for good health

Fact

Your body does require multi-vitamins, but it also needs an appropriate mix of everything from iron, carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins to minerals.

Myth 3

Myth 3

The best place to get protein is from red meat.

Fact

Moderate consumption of red meat, as little as one serving a day, poses more serious health risk than first thought. (Research from the Harvard School of Public Health).

Myth 4

Myth 4

Proteins are required only during certain problems

Fact

Protein is one of the most essential nutrients needed by the body. It helps in recovery during illness, and also helps for a host of other reasons like muscle growth, providing calories, production of hormones, functioning of nervous system and more.

Myth 5

Myth 5

Between 25-55 years there is no need for extra protein

Fact

The above age bracket is one of the most active times for any adult. During 25-55 is when we are in our most active state, so during this period we need good amounts of protein that can justify everything from growth, repair to proper functioning of the cells.

Myth 6

Myth 6

High protein will lead to weight gain

Fact

High protein diet does not lead to weight gain till your calories are consistent. As a matter of fact, low carbohydrates high protein diet works wonders to satisfy your hunger which can actually help you keep your weight under check.

Myth 7

Myth 7

High protein diet is bad for my health

Fact

Protein is needed by the body to function properly. A high protein diet can only do good for your body, as long as you are not considerably exceeding your daily intake requirement.

Myth 8

Myth 8

Proteins should be taken only on doctor's recommendation

Fact

You don't need a doctor's recommendation for proteins as long as you know your daily intake requirement.

Myth 9

Myth 9

1 egg a day is all I need

Fact

1 egg contains 12-13 gm of protein. So if your body weight is 60 kg, which means that you require 60 gm of protein daily, then you’ll need not one but 5 eggs (that is if you are eating eggs only throughout the day).

Myth 10

Myth 10

Protein is only for people who exercise in gym

Fact

Protein is a macro-nutrient that your body requires, meaning your body needs it in large numbers. So regardless of whether you are exercising or not, your body requires its daily intake of proteins. Yes, those who exercise need extra protein as compared to those who don’t.

Myth 11

Myth 11

Proteins are good during illness only

Fact

Protein is one of the few nutrients considered beneficial for everyone, regardless of whether the person is healthy, sick or recovering from an injury. People suffering from an illness might require extra protein.

Myth 12

Myth 12

Even if I lack protein, it will not impact my health

Fact

If you lack protein, then you are hampering your body’s growth, development and proper functioning. Lack of proteins also hinders the repair process of your cells and tissues.

Myth 13

Myth 13

Only body builders need protein

Fact

Again, protein is not a special product, it’s a simple nutrient that is present in every part of your body. So regardless of whether you are into body building or not, you require certain amount of protein in your diet. Body builders do require extra amount of protein which helps repair the wear and tear of their muscles.

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