No question about it: nothing works without proteins. And that applies not only because a protein-rich diet is currently extremely popular, but also because it has a positive effect on the body. But what exactly? We present the most exciting facts …
A look at the supermarket shelves proves it: eating a high protein diet is the food and feel-good trend of the year. Coincidence? Are you kidding me? Are you serious when you say that! In fact, the miracle molecules made of proteins, which in turn are made up of amino acids, have proven to be the secret behind the enviable body shapes of stars, models and athletes.
What is new in 2019, however: While professionals and athletes have long sworn by the nutritionally proven effects of enough protein, protein has now also made it into everyday, less ambitious but enjoyable nutrition plans for everyone. And for the following reasons …
1. With more protein, you’ll be full longer – even after a low-calorie snack.
Just finished eating, but are you hungry again? This is due to the blood sugar level. If it skyrockets, it is mostly due to the food consumed itself. It is therefore all the more important that we choose foods that, thanks to their low glycemic index, have no such effect on the insulin level. For example, those that are high in protein. The result: We eat less because we are full longer. Without us having to go hungry, the calorie intake is actually optimized in accordance with our needs.
Protein Fact: Blood sugar traps tend to lurk, especially with snacks. Accordingly, protein snacks are the better choice when we get cravings and the like between main meals or the evening couching. Because it does not always have to be the protein-rich main meal, proteins can also be absorbed by the body “in between” with low-calorie snacks. The best example: Ehrmann’s high protein yogurts. With just 120 calories per cup, the varieties of the favorite snack of the hour contain around half the calories of conventional fruit yogurt – ideal for a low-calorie diet.
2. Your training finally shows (even) greater success if you eat more protein.
It doesn’t have to be your big sporting ambitions, but of course you want to achieve something with your training? Then a high protein diet is a key to success. Because proteins are and will remain essential for muscle quality: On the one hand, they ensure the development of tissue, but on the other hand they also play a key role in regeneration, which in turn is crucial for muscle volume. Without proteins there is no muscle building, without muscle building no training progress, without training progress no motivation …
Protein Fact: If you want to see your body’s training, motivation and discipline, you need protein-rich food for a very practical reason: the body cannot produce proteins itself, so it has to take them in through food. Need a specific recommendation? According to the German Nutrition Society (DGE), 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight should be consumed every day, athletes usually use more than double the amount of 2 grams per kilogram of body weight. And you can tell by looking at them and their athletic bodies.
3. Protein ensures a body-conscious and nutritionally optimized diet.
No question about it: eating health-consciously is more trendy than ever. Proteins are essential for this. They also make a balanced nutrition plan. It is no coincidence that protein products should be placed on the latter three times a day.
Protein Fact: In addition to the total amount of protein, its value and of course the remaining nutritional values of a protein product are also decisive in order to benefit from all the advantages of the increased intake. This is why the high protein yoghurts are not only optimal in terms of their protein content of 20 grams per 200 gram cup: with only 0.3 percent fat, they are low in fat, do not have any added sugar, and are lactose and gluten-free. They therefore offer all the properties that we value today for body-conscious nutrition.
4. You will get to know – and love – completely new flavor combinations with protein products.
With all the focus on good body awareness and the trendy “healthy lifestyle”: Enjoyment must never be neglected if we want to stick to a nutritionally optimized diet over the long term. It is therefore all the more important that we also like something rich in protein. But always only meat, eggs, dairy products as animal protein sources or legumes as vegetable protein sources? This can get boring in the long run – and sometimes sounds like the effort involved in preparing it.
Protein Fact: You can also keep your protein balance in balance in a delicious way – and with sweet freshness. Because if it’s trend food, then superfood too, please. In terms of taste, this can be optimally combined with protein: For the four types of high protein yoghurt from Ehrmann, superfruit combinations were deliberately selected that will surprise you. How about a delicious high protein yogurt in the flavor of cherry and aronia tonight? Would you like to have raspberry and pomegranate for breakfast? And bet that once you’ve tried the peach-orange variety, you’ll never want to go for unhealthy snacks again? Oh, do you prefer it classic? Then the variety blueberry is the right one for you …
5. You benefit from accelerated fat burning through protein-rich.
Do you want to burn fat? Then trust proteins. Because an increased intake of proteins has another side effect: If more muscle mass is built up, we have a higher basal metabolic rate – which also boosts fat burning.
Protein Fact: The first good news: proteins stimulate energy consumption. Second good news: this can help with weight management. And the third good news: They make us happy not only because of that, but also because they are also involved in the formation of so-called happiness hormones such as dopamine and serotonin. And as is well known, we can never enjoy enough of the latter. So how nice that with Ehrmann’s high protein yogurt your next portion of happiness is already waiting in the fridge …