The Building Block of Muscles: Protein

You’ve just completed a breath-taking 1hr 30mins workout consisting of aerobic and anaerobic exercises. Explosive cardio routines and workouts that directly stimulate  muscle regeneration in your fast and slow twitching muscles; and now you’re faced with the question of “what should i eat to replace my depleted protein?” Before you run off chowing on some heavy-duty Angus steak or gulping a highly marketed-celebrity-endorsed protein shake, know the basics. It is an understatement that the supplement companies strategize daily to lure you into thinking that what you really need is consuming more protein shakes.

Protein, as we know it, is the building block for all muscles. Proteins in your diet is the sole provider of all the amino-acids needed for the growth and repair of tissue. It enters your body, your stomach absorbs it, and it is converted into amino-acids (one of the most important building blocks of all cellular structures in your body). Without protein, which eggs and whiteis then converted into amino-acids, there wouldn’t be an existence of mRNA. As of now, there are 20 identifiable amino-acids that make up human proteins. Fit Is Fashion, however, will be targeting only 8 of those which are your essential proteins: the 8 vital proteins your body doesn’t produce on its own. These amino-acids, (isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, valine) are not synthesized (produced) by the body. They must be consumed through dietary source. Histidine is sometimes argued to be part of the essential amino-acids.


You work out: you put stress on your muscles: those muscles breakdown: and the rebuilding process of new muscles start. It’s just as simple as that. No gimmick! No Magic! But knowing what and when to eat to replace your used protein source is the key to a better, healthy cellular and muscle growth.  Supplemental protein source are not
ideal in replacing your protein. The highly publicized shakes and supplements are just business schemes to get you thinking you’re being healtprotein in meathy, while in reality they’re cashing in and in the long run you’ll end up paying more on medical bills from all stress these supplements placed on your organs, especially your kidneys. Supplemental/isolated proteins lack the co-enzymes and co-factors that must work together to enhance the protein’s effect on the body. While the supplemental/isolated protein bars and protein shakes may contain very little fat contents from its refinery process, the truth is, they still don’t substitute for the natural food source of protein.