Proteins + amino acids
Proteins and amino acids for muscle and metabolism
Proteins are long-chain amino acids and a vital component of our daily diet. Our body cannot produce eight out of 20 proteins itself, but needs them for numerous functions. Proteins form almost all enzymes and some hormones, and promote healthy skin, hair and nails. They also support our cardiovascular health and immune system, are involved in muscle growth and our metabolism.
Which foods contain a lot of protein?
Plant-based and animal foods are equally suitable as sources of protein – plant-based foods contain more fibre and essential amino acids and often less fat. We recommend a healthy diet combining plant-based and animal proteins. If you are on a vegan diet, wheat germ, pumpkin seeds and soybeans are particularly rich sources of protein. Among animal foods, eggs, Parmesan and beef, for example, are rich in protein.
Tip: Certain protein sources are better utilised by the body than others. Eggs have the highest-quality protein. With supplements such as protein powder, you can precisely dose protein with good bioavailability.
How do I calculate how much protein I need?
According to experts, the daily protein requirement for an adult is 0.8 grammes of protein per kilogramme of body weight to maintain optimal body functions. If you are overweight, you should calculate your daily requirement based on your normal weight according to your height. Pregnant women, athletes, senior citizens and people with certain diseases need to up their protein intake: these people need 1.2 to 1.8 grammes per kilogramme of body weight.
Which protein is best for daily use?
If you want to buy proteins and amino acids to achieve your athletic goals or your desired weight, you can find inspiration here about which products are best suited to your needs. With a home health test from cerascreen®, you can also find out whether you have allergies or intolerances to certain protein-rich foods.
Proteins and amino acids: for athletes and pregnant women
Protein powder is ideal for after training because it is quickly metabolised by our bodies and supports muscle growth. Are you an avid gym-goer? Check out our supplements for athletes to boost your athletic performance!
During pregnancy, protein bars without added sugar are a good snack that provides our bodies with proteins and amino acids and regulates blood sugar levels with nausea. Conveniently, these delicious snacks fit perfectly in your handbag.
What are the benefits of insect protein?
Insects are an extremely protein-rich food with a fine nutty flavour and are considered a climate-friendly food source. Ground into flour, insects are versatile in the kitchen.
Tip: Since the metabolisation of proteins produces uric acid, which has to be broken down by the kidneys, you should drink plenty of fluids. To avoid overwhelming your organs, you should not significantly exceed the recommendations for daily protein intake.