It is very common when making a diet to lose weight, to recommend to a greater or lesser extent, a high consumption of protein. This is so, among other things, because proteins increase satiety, which makes us consume less fat and carbohydrates. In addition, a diet rich in protein are associated with greater insulin sensitivity, which implies more caloric expenditure at rest.
With all this in mind, we cannot stop highlighting why proteins are essential for our body:
- They help in the maintenance and renewal of our muscles, skeleton, cell walls and immune system, among other body structures, thanks to their nitrogen content, an element that is only present in proteins.
- Also essential for the maintenance of such important components as vitamins, gastric juices, hormones and enzymes or hemoglobin.
- They help transport oxygen, CO2, and other gases through the blood.
- Some act as a natural defense against infections or external agents.
- They help develop our muscles, providing more strength and endurance.
PROTEINS AFTER GASTRIC BYPASS
After bariatric surgery, such as a gastric bypass, for example, it is very important to eat an adequate amount of protein. In fact, 25% of the macronutrient consumption after this type of stomach operation must be based on complete proteins.
Inadequate intake can lead to a protein deficit, which can lead to cramps, fatigue, loss of muscle mass and a weak immune system.
On the other hand, in Laparoscopic Weight Loss Surgery in Vadodara we believe that we must also take into account that, after a gastric bypass, muscle mass is also lost, so prioritizing protein will help to recover and strengthen muscles, always accompanying physical exercise correspondent.