Why Protein?

Protein is crucial for various bodily functions, including building and repairing tissues, supporting immune function, and producing enzymes and hormones. It plays a pivotal role in muscle growth and maintenance, making it essential for athletes and individuals engaged in physical activities. Adequate protein intake also helps regulate appetite and promotes a feeling of fullness, which can aid in weight management. Balancing protein intake with overall caloric needs is key to optimizing health and achieving fitness goals.

The recommended protein intake varies based on activity level and individual goals. For a regular inactive person, the general guideline is around 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight per day. For example, a sedentary individual weighing 70 kilograms would aim for approximately 56 grams of protein daily.

On the other hand, for an active person who engages in workouts such as HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) four days a week, protein requirements increase to support muscle repair and growth. A common recommendation for active individuals is about 1.2 to 2.2 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight per day. So, using the same example of a 70-kilogram person, protein intake might range from 84 grams to 154 grams daily, depending on the intensity and duration of workouts, as well as individual fitness goals.

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