A well-constructed high protein diet can lead to better health, an increased metabolism, improved body composition and an improved training response.
You may be aware that protein leaves you feeling fuller for longer but here are some things about adding more protein into your diet that maybe you didn’t know…
Increased thermic effect
The thermic effect of protein is significantly higher than that of carbohydrates and fat. In fact, protein requires 25-30% of the energy it provides just for digestion, absorption, and assimilation while carbs only require 6-8% and fat requires 2-3%. That means that eating protein
is actually thermogenic and can lead to a higher metabolic rate.
Several studies have shown that increasing the percentage of protein in the diet (from 11% to 23%) while decreasing the percentage of carbohydrate (from 63% to 48%) lowers LDL cholesterol and triglyceride concentrations with concomitant increases in HDL cholesterol