Each cell in the human body contains proteins, which are practically essential for the functioning of all our biological processes. The following tips and data show how you can improve the absorption of these vital proteins for our body.
Large protein molecules consist of amino acids that are linked together. The body cannot naturally produce 9 of these essential amino acids, which must be absorbed through our diet.
The real importance of proteins
Without protein, life would not be possible. Not only are they necessary to build tissues and cells, but they are also necessary in the form of hormones and enzymes to regulate a variety of metabolic processes in the body.
You can only have an efficient and healthy body if you absorb enough valuable protein. If you have a protein deficiency, you will feel fatigued, suffer digestive problems, and have a weak immune system.
Mood swings, sleep disturbances, and cravings are commonly other consequences of protein deficiency that accompany the symptoms already described. Important amino acids (a total of 21 amino acids, 9 of which are essential) are absorbed through plant and animal protein sources.
In general, amino acids from animal protein sources can be absorbed more easily. Animal proteins have an amino acid pattern that is similar to that of the human body. Plant amino acids are easier to absorb in soy products.
What foods contain high-quality amino acids?
High-quality amino acid-rich animal foods include fish, meat, eggs, and dairy products. Buckwheat, soy, quinoa and chia seeds are especially rich in plant amino acids.
Legumes, grains, seeds, nuts, and vegetables also contain amino acids, but these are not as rich and complete.
Tips for a better protein intake
To better absorb protein, you should take your time to eat and chew your food well. In addition, you can strengthen your digestive process with pro and prebiotics. Always trying to avoid consuming large amounts. If possible, avoid taking antibotics.
In the stomach, enzymes are needed to break down proteins to individual amino acids. Amino acids are best absorbed through the intestinal walls.
Therefore, having a balanced pH in our stomach is important for proper digestion.Taking a mixture of apple cider vinegar and water can keep the pH in the stomach stable. You can avoid taking heartburn medications, which negatively alter stomach acidity. Acid inhibitor drugs (antacids) reduce the breakdown of proteins in the stomach.
Some foods, such as nuts, fish, or seeds, are rich in vitamin B6, which helps break down proteins by promoting the formation of important enzymes.
After about two to seven days of following the keto diet, you go into something called ketosis, or the state your body enters when it doesn't have enough carbs for your cells to use for energy. That's when you start making ketones, or organic compounds that your bod then uses in place of those missing carbs.