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Are You Eating Enough Protein?

By Sara Butler

Your body has a way of telling you things. It may take some time to notice what signals it's trying to throw your way, but in the end, it always seems to get its point across. What your body may be trying to tell you right now is that you're not getting enough protein. Here are a few signs that you're not getting enough protein to fuel your muscles and your health.

You Feel Hungry and Weak

Sometimes feeling not quite like yourself can come on so gradually that you don't even notice. After all, you lead a busy life juggling a million things all at once -- and you may find it easier to fuel your body with fast acting carbs in the middle of all that craziness.

If you feel like you're hungry all the time and you feel sort of weak, then it may be because you're simply not getting enough protein in your diet. Protein helps you to build muscle and also helps you feel energized and full. It may be a good idea to focus on adding more healthy proteins to your day in the form of protein powder added to a morning smoothie or eggs for breakfast every morning. You'll feel more satisfied and stronger for it.

Your Muscles are Puny

It takes more than regular sweat sessions at the gym pumping some iron to build serious muscle, it also takes food -- protein, to be exact.

If you don't eat enough protein to support your body's muscles, then it will start to break down its own muscle tissue to get it. So, make sure you're getting enough calories from protein each day so that your body doesn't have to start cannibalizing itself!

You're Hair is Falling Out

For both men and women this can be a sign you're not getting enough protein. Your hair is made up mostly of protein, so if you're not getting enough of it, then your body will hold onto the protein it does have for more important bodily function, causing hair to die at the root and fall out. Two to three servings of protein per day should fix this issue and keep your locks full and lush.

Getting enough protein is essential to your continued health and wellness. If you're worried you're not getting enough, then discuss it with the chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic today!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in South Jordan, Utah.

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