Proteins are very important to create muscle. To take care of your muscle, you need to take control of protein deficiency symptoms in your body. It is possible that due to some type of specific diet or a specific change in diet your protein level is lower than usual. Your body needs protein to maintain energy levels and its metabolic functions. In addition, it is a key nutrient to get stronger muscles. It is usually thought that eating a lot of meat will get the necessary proteins, but that is not always the case. Some portions of meat may have a lot of carbohydrates or fats. The possibility that you ‘skip’ any food can also go against that nutritional contribution to your body.
It is true that having protein ‘deficit’ is not too frequent, this only happens on very rare occasions, but it may be happening to you and you do not know it or you do not have it associated.
So if one of these ‘problems’ happens to you, your body may be asking for more protein.
Below there are six protein deficiency symptoms you have to watch:
YOU LOSE MUSCLE AND STRENGTH
After 30, men lose their muscle around 3-5% per decade. If you do not eat enough protein, the one you put into your body provides energy for the day to day, but it is not enough to nourish the muscles. Your body will take in addition to the muscle reserves this nutrient, so its volume and strength will also decrease.
YOU’RE TIRED, A LOT
If you are very tired all day you may not have enough protein in your body or that you do not eat enough, in general. These types of protein deficiency symptoms will be reflected in your physical and mental performance.
YOU CRAVE FOR FOOD
If you only think about eating, at all hours, it is possible that you need protein and your body is sending you notices for it. If you have protein deficiency you will want to eat a lot, especially those foods that ‘you should not’. You will want to eat high-calorie foods, and you may eat more than you can when you have the chance. Eating the necessary amount of protein keeps you full and takes away the urge to eat more than necessary. You will have less appetite and less hunger, in general.
YOU HURT MORE AND BREAK YOUR BONES
Training injuries can be “normal”. However, they can also be linked to protein deficiency symptoms, especially in adults. Having less protein can affect bone density, making bones more fragile. Strength training, along with an adequate amount of protein, can be a good method of improving your bones.
YOU TAKE A LONG TIME TO HEAL
If you are bad many times and your ‘diseases’ last a long time, it is possible that your immune system is going through a bad time due to a lack of proteins. With less protein, you are more likely to get sick, because you have worse defenses, and it will take longer to recover.
YOUR HAIRS AND NAILS DO NOT HAVE STRENGTH
Hair and nails are two of the body’s organisms that are generated by proteins efficiency. If you have a deficit of these, your body may be signaling protein deficiency symptoms to take care of your hair and your nails. You will have less volume of hair and weaker nails. The nails will break and your hair will fall.