myths-protein Although protein is one of the most popular nutrients in the food-cycle, it is surrounded by a barrage of age-old myths and confusions regarding its intake. In this section we wish to separate the fact from the fiction so that all your misconceptions are eliminated once in for all.

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Myth 1

Regular diet is enough for our daily protein needs

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Until and unless your regular diet is enriched with high source of proteins like beans, pulses, milk, meat and eggs, you are unlikely to meet your body’s daily requirement. Of course the requirement also depends on the weight and physical activity of an individual.

Myth 3

The best place to get protein is from red meat.

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Moderate consumption of red meat, as little as one serving a day poses more serious health risk than first thought. (Research from the Harvard School of Public Health).

Myth 5

Between 25-55 years there is no need for extra protein

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During 25-55 is when we are in our most active state, so during this period we require good amounts of protein that can justify everything from growth, repair to proper functioning of the cells. So the statement that we don’t require extra protein between 25-55 years is false.

Myth 7

Between 25-55 years there is no need for extra protein

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Vegetarian diet can be sufficient to meet your protein needs if it includes protein rich foods like milk, eggs, pulses and beans. However you’ll need to take big servings of these items to ensure that you meet your daily need.

Myth 9

Proteins should be taken only on doctor’s recommendation

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You don’t need any doctor’s recommendation for proteins as long as you know your daily intake requirement. Yes doctors might advise you to take a particular supplement if you are suffering from an illness or recovering from an injury.

Myth 11

Only for people who exercise in gym

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Protein is a macro-nutrient that your body requires, meaning your body needs it in large numbers. So regardless of whether you are exercising or not, your body requires its daily intake of proteins. Yes those who exercise need extra protein as compared to those who don’t.

Myth 13

Even if I lack protein, it will not impact my health

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If you lack protein, then you are hampering your body’s growth, development and proper functioning. Lack of proteins also hinders the repair process of your cells and tissues.

Myth 2

Multi-vitamins are sufficient for good health

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It’s one of the most common misconceptions that people have. Yes, your body requires multi-vitamins, but not only multi-vitamins, it requires an appropriate mix of everything from iron, carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins to minerals.

Myth 4

Proteins are required only during certain problems

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Protein is one of the most complete nutrients! It is required not only for recovery during illness but also for a host of other reasons like muscle growth, providing calories, production of hormones, functioning of nervous system and more.

Myth 6

High protein will lead to weight gain

mfop_6Truth
High protein diet does not lead to weight gain till your calories are consistent. As a matter of fact, low carbohydrates high protein diet works wonders to satisfy your hunger which can actually help you keep your weight under check.

Myth 8

High protein diet is bad for my health

mfop_8Truth
Protein is a magic nutrient that is needed by the body to function properly. So a high protein diet can only do good for your body as long as you are not exceeding your daily intake requirement considerably.

Myth 10

1 egg a day is all I need

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1 egg contains 6 gm of protein. So if your body weight is 60 kg, which means that you require 60 gm of protein daily, then you’ll need not one but 10 eggs (that is if you are eating eggs only throughout the day).

Myth 12

Proteins are good during illness only

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Protein is one of the few nutrients considered beneficial for everyone, regardless of whether the person is healthy, sick or recovering from an injury. Yes people suffering from an illness might require extra protein.

Myth 14

Only body builders need protein

mfop_14Truth
Again, protein is not a special product, it’s a simple nutrient that is present in every part of your body. So regardless of whether you are into body building or not, you require certain amount of protein in your diet. Yes, body builders do require extra amount of protein which helps repair the wear and tear of their muscles.

Myth 1

Regular diet is enough for our daily protein needs

mfop_1 Truth
Until and unless your regular diet is enriched with high source of proteins like beans, pulses, milk, meat and eggs, you are unlikely to meet your body’s daily requirement. Of course the requirement also depends on the weight and physical activity of an individual.

Myth 2

Multi-vitamins are sufficient for good health

mfop_2Truth
It’s one of the most common misconceptions that people have. Yes, your body requires multi-vitamins, but not only multi-vitamins, it requires an appropriate mix of everything from iron, carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins to minerals.

Myth 3

The best place to get protein is from red meat.

mfop_3Truth
Moderate consumption of red meat, as little as one serving a day poses more serious health risk than first thought. (Research from the Harvard School of Public Health).

Myth 4

Proteins are required only during certain problems

mfop_4Truth
Protein is one of the most complete nutrients! It is required not only for recovery during illness but also for a host of other reasons like muscle growth, providing calories, production of hormones, functioning of nervous system and more.

Myth 5

Between 25-55 years there is no need for extra protein

mfop_5Truth
During 25-55 is when we are in our most active state, so during this period we require good amounts of protein that can justify everything from growth, repair to proper functioning of the cells. So the statement that we don’t require extra protein between 25-55 years is false.

Myth 6

High protein will lead to weight gain

mfop_6Truth
High protein diet does not lead to weight gain till your calories are consistent. As a matter of fact, low carbohydrates high protein diet works wonders to satisfy your hunger which can actually help you keep your weight under check.

Myth 7

Between 25-55 years there is no need for extra protein

mfop_7Truth
Vegetarian diet can be sufficient to meet your protein needs if it includes protein rich foods like milk, eggs, pulses and beans. However you’ll need to take big servings of these items to ensure that you meet your daily need.

Myth 8

High protein diet is bad for my health

mfop_8Truth
Protein is a magic nutrient that is needed by the body to function properly. So a high protein diet can only do good for your body as long as you are not exceeding your daily intake requirement considerably.

Myth 9

Proteins should be taken only on doctor’s recommendation

mfop_9Truth
You don’t need any doctor’s recommendation for proteins as long as you know your daily intake requirement. Yes doctors might advise you to take a particular supplement if you are suffering from an illness or recovering from an injury.

Myth 10

1 egg a day is all I need

mfop_10Truth
1 egg contains 6 gm of protein. So if your body weight is 60 kg, which means that you require 60 gm of protein daily, then you’ll need not one but 10 eggs (that is if you are eating eggs only throughout the day).

Myth 11

Only for people who exercise in gym

mfop_11Truth
Protein is a macro-nutrient that your body requires, meaning your body needs it in large numbers. So regardless of whether you are exercising or not, your body requires its daily intake of proteins. Yes those who exercise need extra protein as compared to those who don’t.

Myth 12

Proteins are good during illness only

mfop_12Truth
Protein is one of the few nutrients considered beneficial for everyone, regardless of whether the person is healthy, sick or recovering from an injury. Yes people suffering from an illness might require extra protein.

Myth 13

Even if I lack protein, it will not impact my health

mfop_13Truth
If you lack protein, then you are hampering your body’s growth, development and proper functioning. Lack of proteins also hinders the repair process of your cells and tissues.

Myth 14

Only body builders need protein

mfop_14Truth
Again, protein is not a special product, it’s a simple nutrient that is present in every part of your body. So regardless of whether you are into body building or not, you require certain amount of protein in your diet. Yes, body builders do require extra amount of protein which helps repair the wear and tear of their muscles.