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Proteins are essential elements in our body and they are in charge of many crucial roles in the organism. Proteins are made up of many small units called amino acids which are attached to one another in long chains. Many diet experts and nutritionists have claimed that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and that it should be rich in proteins in order not to feel hungry all the time during the day. There are many foods that are rich in proteins and some of them are: dairy products such as Greek yogurt, cheese, yellow cheese, milk (soy milk, cow milk, almond milk), meat (fish, pork meat, chicken meat, steaks, ground beef, sea food) and eggs, nuts (hazelnuts, walnuts, almonds), seeds (sunflower seed, pumpkin seed, chia seed etc) and so on.
Smoothies and protein shakes have become really popular worldwide and there are some great reasons for it. First of all, they are really easy to prepare. All you need is to have a blender at your disposal and to grab some fruits or vegetables and in only a few minutes you have a smoothie that is delicious. Smoothies are usually consumed as breakfast or as a snack. Smoothies can be a great source of proteins if you choose the right ingredients. For example, if you want to have a smoothie high in protein you can add some milk or Greek yogurt (or both) and a bit of water. There are also some people who do not prefer dairy products. Usually, those are people who are vegetarians or vegans. Even though we all know that the products of animal origin are really high in proteins, there is an alternative way making your smoothie or you shake high in proteins and that is by adding protein powder. In that way, you can have a smoothie for breakfast without any dairy products.
Smoothies with protein powder are mostly consumed by body builders or by people who want to stay fit or practice some sport. But that is not always the case. Proteins are needed for every person because they are essential in order to make our body function well. An adult needs about 45 to 60 grams of proteins a day. This amount increases if a person exercises regularly. Also, the amount of calories a day increases if you practice some sport or exercise every day.
Protein shakes use different types of protein in varying amounts. They may include: milk, whey, casein, egg, soy, rice and so on. The source of the protein and how it’s purified during manufacturing may affect how well your body can use it. There are many recipes which include food rich in proteins but also you can use protein powders in order to make protein shakes.