The what, why, and where of Protein

Healthy Lady

Rich in Proteins!, High Protein Meal!, High Protein Breakfast! these are some of the phrases you'll find most common in our blogs. Thats because we specialise in Protein Rich products. Be it High Protein Mueslis or High Protein snacks, we have them all. But, why you may ask? What's so important about proteins? Why are they so essential? πŸ™„

This blogs answers all of these questions. 😎

We start by telling you about what proteins exactly are, why you should be consuming enough of them, and most importantly, what are all the different places you can get protein from. Sounds interesting? Lets deep dive then! πŸ˜‰

What are proteins anyways? πŸ‘€

The word Protein, comes form a Greek word proteos, meaning β€œprimary” or β€œfirst place.”

Proteins are long-chain molecules built from small units known as amino acids. They are joined together with peptide bonds.

They are biochemical compounds consisting of one or more polypeptides folded into a round or fibrous shape.

A polypeptide is a single linear polymer chain of amino acids. The sequence of amino acids in a polypeptide comes from the DNA sequence of a gene.

So, what's the importance of protein in our diet? πŸ™ˆ

Proteins primarily help your body to grow and maintain itself. It helps you when there's tissue wear and tear or when you are sick.

Proteins also help in proper digestion, energy production, blood clotting, and muscle contraction. Proteins also increase the immune health and provide the required energy to the body.

To sum it up in a single sentence, proteins will help you with all of your wear, tear, recovery, and maintenance of your body.

Food with high protein content πŸ’ͺ🏻

  1. Whole Eggs πŸ₯š Whole Eggs are high in protein, but egg whites are almost entirely protein. An egg is said to have 6g of protein.

  2. Paneer (Cottage Cheese) Cottage cheese is another very healthy source of protein. However it is a milk derivative and might not be ideal for people suffering from lactose intolerance. 100 grams of Paneer has around 11g of protein.

  3. Milk πŸ₯› Milk is the most easily available source of protein. 1 cup of milk is said to have 8g of protein.

  4. Oats Oats not only are high in protein but also in other things like fibers, magnesium and several other nutrients. The contain around 11g of protein per 100g.

  5. Nuts Nuts are high protein source. Nuts like, almond, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, cashews etc, are high in protein.

How much protein should you have in a day?

According to the Dietary Reference Intake report for macronutrients, a sedentary adult should consume 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight.

That means that an adult with a 60kg weight should have around 48 grams of protein each day.

Mind = blown? 🀯

Exactly! Most of us are no where near that figure.

But worry not, our Indian meal has lots of options for proteins. You have different Paneer sabjis, you have different nuts like almond, etc, and the most important and easily found item, Milk!

Try to fixate on your meals and increase the protein content as much as possible. Gradually and steadily you should be able to achieve that number.

As you get nearer to that number, you should feel more and more energetic and healthy.

Hope this article helped you understand why proteins are so important in a healthy diet and what all things can you eat to get enough protein.

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We offer tens of options. These include Vegrich high protein oats, Vegrich high protein Mueslis, and Eggrich snack options.

We also offer a host of nuts and seeds that you either cook or have right out of the packet. We have ten's of different options in the Staples category itself. These include things like High Protein Trail Mixes to Pumpkin seeds to Black Raisins.

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