The importance of protein in your everyday diet should not be downplayed. Beyond avid fitness fanatics and gym junkies, protein plays an equally important role for those of us who are liable to be found behind a screen for most of our day.
Protein is the building block for many functions of the body. Not only is it the core of our cells and muscles, but it is also part of our hair and nails!
Protein deficiency can have several debilitating effects on one's health. The effects include a compromised immune system, edema (swollen, puffy skin), brittle nails & hair, and can intensify the severity of infections.
The Malaysian Health Ministry recommends following this simple formula:
1g x Body Weight (kg) = The amount of protein you need in a day
Breakfast is always an important part of your day. It provides your body with the fuel that it needs to get through the daily grind. Eating a balanced diet ensures that your body is getting the calories it needs to function efficiently without relying on empty calories.
What are empty calories? In short — food that provides little to no nutritional value. That means — yes, you guessed it — junk food and heavily processed food. While carbohydrates are also important for providing your body with energy, carbs have a downside of converting to sugar when not fully utilised.
So, instead of reaching for that pack of nasi lemak or mee goreng in the morning, why not try a protein-rich breakfast instead?
Better yet — why not just drink your protein? This would particularly come in handy for those who don’t have the time to fuss over a healthy and nutritious morning meal.
A protein supplement drink or shake provides you with an easy-to-make, on-the-go solution to fuel your body the right way. Grabbing a protein drink in the morning:
Grab a serving of Nutrilite Soy Protein Drink to add a dash of fabulous flavour to your fuel! This non-GMO soy-based protein supplement is available in Mixed Berries, Green Tea, Original, and Chocolate flavours to suit all kinds of taste buds.
Each flavour gives you high-quality protein and 9 essential amino acids. It is also low in fat and cholesterol. Mix it up in a glass of water or your favourite drink to make your morning extra special.
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