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Protein Weight Gain

What is Protein Weight Gain? Is consuming protein alone sufficient for weight gain?
(April 23, 2008)

Weight Gain with Protein

Protein is that macronutrient that is essential for the maintenance and repair of the muscles, development of immune system, producing hormones and providing energy to the body.

In any of the diet programs, proteins cannot be consumed alone. It needs to be consumed with carbohydrates and fats. Protein, when consumed in larger amounts as compared to carbohydrates, is used by the body for the production of energy. Thus very less amount of protein is available for those functions that are only carried out by protein. Hence to spare protein, it is very much essential to consume carbohydrates and fats in proper amounts.

In obese individuals, weight gain can occur due to protein when high amounts of animal proteins are consumed.

Avoid consumption of meat, eggs, milk or cream. Prefer plant proteins like pulses, legumes, soybeans and whole grain cereals. Protein can be easily available in sprouted forms. Animal protein is also high in fats and can increase the cholesterol levels of the body.
Submitted by A V on April 23, 2008 at 06:51


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