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9 Health Benefits of Eating More Protein

suramo
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Protein is the most important macronutrient, and it is critical for our overall health.

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Jerry
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A very interesting and easy to read article suramo, the only thing I'd like to add is the importance of a balanced diet containing all the nutrients and micronutrients that our bodies need.

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Zest
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Hi suramo

Thanks, and I agree with Jerry about the importance of recognising all the macronutrients, in a balanced diet.

Zest :-)

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suramo
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Jerry

I too agree. But carbs are sources of energy and fibres only.And some vitamins. One can live a healthy life without eating carbs but not protein. Carbs are not essential for the life but proteins are.

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Praveen55
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PROTEIN AND FAT - ESSENTIAL.

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benwl
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What do you mean by "carbs" then?

If it's the macronutrient then how can a "carb" contain vitamins? It's chemically a carbohydrate, and just that, it can't be a vitamin. Incidently fibre IS a carbohydrate.

If you mean foods like spinnach, potatoes, beans, or oats - in macronutrient terms these contain predominantly carbohydrates but they also contain fat and protein!

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suramo
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By carbs i mean high carb foods like wheat,rice etc.They contain fibres but some vitamin B also. Also fibers can act as prebiotics.

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Redspot

Interesting but goes against heart health?

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Redspot
Redspot
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High protein diets contrary to heart health......

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Redspot
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suramo
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High protein, more fats and less carbs.Not harmful. Protein should be 25% of the total caloric requirements.

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Redspot

I would agree

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