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6 Common Signs That You Are Not Eating Enough Protein (Photos)

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Proteins are essential nutrients that keep your body going. They are polymers made up of amino acids, which are important molecules needed for the different biochemical process in the body.

Protein is an integral part of every cell in your body.

The body uses this nutrient to build, repair and replace worn-out tissues; produce enzymes, hormones and other body chemicals; and also help build bones, muscles, skin, cartilage and even blood.

Unlike other nutrients like fat and carbohydrates, your body does not store protein.

So, you need to consume protein-rich foods from time to time in order to give your body a good supply of this essential nutrient.

1. Muscle Weakness

If you experience sudden muscle weakness or pain, it could be a sign that you are not eating enough protein.

Protein can be used as a fuel for your muscle, so your muscle will suffer when you lack enough protein.

Lack of protein can be a concern, especially in aged men. Men typically may experience loss of muscle mass due to aging and they lose even more protein if they are not eating enough protein via their diet on a daily basis.

If you don’t have sufficient protein, your body breaks down protein-rich tissues for muscle usage.

The initial effect of low protein intake is muscle wasting, which is accompanied by increasing weakness.

2. Frequent Food Cravings

Another common sign of insufficient protein is frequent food cravings.

Sweet craving is especially more common in people who are not getting the recommended amount of protein.

You may also experience sweet cravings even after eating something sweet. This occurs because you are taking in less protein and you are probably eating a diet high in carbohydrates and/or sugar in return.

This may lead to a sudden spike in your blood sugar level and make you feel hungry more frequently.

Also, protein takes a longer time to digest, which makes you feel full longer. This, in turn, regulates your blood sugar levels and helps you control your food cravings.

3. Lowered Immune Functioning

A low protein level may also make susceptible to diseases and sickness.

Since the immune cells are mostly made from proteins, they help keep your immune system functioning properly.

Proteins make up white blood cells (WBC), antibodies, blood proteins and a host of immune molecules, including cytokines and interleukins.

4. Poor Hair Health

Your hair is made mostly of a protein known as keratin, and this makes protein essential for hair health.

Protein is the building block of all cells and tissues; in fact, your hair follicle is made up of protein. Each and every of your hair strand requires an adequate dose of protein to grow.

So, when your body does not have sufficient protein, it starts conserving the little one and thus limiting protein output. The resulting effect is uncontrolled hair loss.

Apart from that, your hair also becomes dry and brittle.

5. Weak and Brittle Nails

Weak and brittle nails are one of the first common signs of lack of proteins.

Just like the hair, nails are also made up of keratins protein. So, to have a strong and healthy nail, you need to up your protein intake.

When your body doesn’t have sufficient protein, it does not have enough protein to grow strong nails. In addition, inadequate protein intake can cause white spots on your nails.

Furthermore, the lack of protein may lead to more frequent hangnails as well as cracks and tears in the nails. This can make your nails susceptible to infections such as nail fungus.

6. Fluid Retention

Abnormal accumulation of fluid also known as edema is another sign of low protein intake.

Protein is crucial in preventing fluid accumulation in tissues, especially in the feet and ankles, by retaining salt and water in the blood vessels.

Without enough protein, these fluids can escape into the surrounding tissues and lead to swelling of the lower legs and feet.

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“My Trillionaire Friend” – Femi Otedola And Dangote At Event (Video)

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Femi Otedola is an entrepreneurial mogul and billionaire who is the chairman of Forte Oil Plc, Zenon Petroleum and Gas Ltd, was recently sighted in a video by Mandy News with his best friend, the business mogul and owner of Dangote Group of Companies, Alhaji Aliko Dangote,at award night.

as shared by Otedola,on Instagram.

Dangote Cement awards night yesterday evening! Celebrating the concrete partnership between Dangote and his distributors. My Trillionaire friend. 🏗 … F.Ote💲

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Video Of A Ghanaian Nurse Twerking On Duty Goes Viral On Social Media

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In the video obtained by MandyNews.com, A Ghanaian nurse in her working dress in a place that looks like a working environment. She threw caution to the wind and gave some wild twerks which have got many people talking online.

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24 EFCC Operatives Arrested My Son-In-Law — Atiku

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24 EFCC Operatives Arrested My Son-In-Law — Atiku

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party within the February 23 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, on Saturday stated 24 operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission arrested his son-in-law, Alhaji Babalele Abdullahi.

He said Abdullahi, who’s additionally finance director of Atiku Group of Companies, was arrested after the EFCC officials in two motors, an 18-seater Toyota bus with registration Abuja CS 522 RSH and a Hilux van, had invaded the Maitama house of his son-in-regulation at approximately 8.30am.

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A statement by way of Atiku’s media adviser, Mr Paul Ibe, stated the EFCC officials were, but, not given access into the residence till Abdullahi’s lawyers arrived.

He stated, “In a determined move to have Atiku Abubakar concede and congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari, officials of the EFCC at approximately eight.30am today (Saturday) invaded the Maitama house of Babalele. They had been, however, not given access into the house until his lawyers arrived.

“The EFCC sellers numbering approximately dozens came in two ordinary motors, an 18-seater Toyota bus (with registration Abuja CS 522 RSH) and a Hilux van. They got here with a search warrant to search the house and the workplace of Babalele and located nothing incriminating.

“They then proceeded to his workplace at Oakland Centre in Maitama and determined nothing incriminating there. However, they took away a few files of landed belongings. Not executed, the EFCC officials stormed his Wuse house in which they again discovered not anything incriminating after the search.

“Afterwards, Babalele become taken away to the EFCC office in Wuse to make a assertion along Mr Lawan Ayuba. It became collected that the petition relied upon to invade the residence and the workplace of Babalele changed into authored with the aid of a brother of the spouse of President Buhari.”

Ibe said that as a law-abiding citizen, Atiku recognized the constitutional position of the EFCC and certainly any other organization of the authorities to perform investigations, however might now not be cowed via any try to blackmail him into mortgaging his mandate.

The assertion reported Atiku as assuring Nigerians that underneath no circumstance would he loan what he referred to as the mandate of Nigerians, which he claimed turned into freely expressed on February 23.

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