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protein deficiency signs

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The daily recommended protein intake for an average sedentary woman is around 46 grams. If you’re an avid athlete, pregnant, or going through other hormone fluctuations, you may require different amounts. Regardless of what the proper number is for you (determine that with your doctor, based on your lifestyle and overall health), tracking our protein can be tough. Sometimes I have weeks when I just don’t have time to buy or cook meat, for example. So I have frozen pizzas and canned soups with salad, but it’s easy for my protein levels to drop drastically in that time frame, without me even realizing it. Unfortunately, some diets are naturally low in protein–it’s their pitfall. Proteins make up the building blocks of…well…everything. Every organ and bone in your body needs protein. Here are signs you may be low on protein.

protein deficiency signs

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Low immunity

Protein plays a big role in building antibodies. If you’re low on antibodies, then your immunity will decline, and you’ll have a hard time fighting off viruses. Should you find yourself catching more colds than usual, low protein could be at play.

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