Protein, it’s good stuff. Am I right? Whether you’re a record-setting bodybuilder, elite gamer, or just a busy parent, You need Protein for doing all your daily stuff and before that, you should know some of the Protein Facts.
Protein is a universal macronutrient that is only surpassing our bodies by the water itself. It comes from all over the place across the world from meats, plants, nuts, powders, bars, oils, but unlike water (H20) which is always the same.
There are a lot of different combinations of protein in each one of our bodies. So think you’re ready for this? Here are the 10 Interesting Protein Facts Everyone Should Know!
Protein makes your hair curl
Human hair is made up of the protein keratin, which also dictates the amount that one’s hair actually curls. Some scientists state that an uneven distribution of keratin near the inside edge of a hair follicle curls the hair inward, but asymmetrical flat distribution leads to straight hair.
Maybe that’s why Superman has such an awesome perfect curl down the front of his forehead. No shortage of protein there! Must be a nice Superman, to have all that protein just oozing out of your head like that!
Some proteins have cartoony names
Since there are literally 100,000 uniquely discovered proteins to date, It’s such an absurd number that scientists have actually started naming them after cartoon characters.
Pikachurin a retina protein is named after Pikachu the Pokemon. Shh or sonic hedgehog is necessary for embryonic development at the front of the brain. And, there’s even a blue protein known as Ranasmurfin which is isolated from an Asian tree frog. Any guesses where that name came from? Its smurf…
Protein boosts your immune system
Whey protein is good for more than just muscles. Studies show that whey has positive effects on your immune system than other proteins don’t. Incorporating way into your diet means that you won’t get as sick you’ll be more resistant to new diseases and it even helps in recovery. So, take those scoops!
Fish has the highest protein per calorie ratio
Pick your lures and cast out to catch some tuna along with salmon and halibut. Tuna is one of the most protein-packed fish in the sea. They have the highest protein per calorie ratio of any naturally occurring food source, or the highest P/CAL.
But now, What’s P/Cal? I will tell you. See there are four calories per gram of protein, that just multiplied the protein grams by four and divided by the total number of calories in whatever you’re eating. And Boom! P/Cal.!
Dwayne the Rock Johnson is a fan of the codfish. Which isn’t far down the list! Recently he admitted he eats 820 pounds of cod every year. That’s a lot of fish! So even if you can’t smell, what The Rock is cooking. That’s probably a good thing, It probably stinks!
Beans get better with age
Beans are a great source of protein. The older, bigger, and longer are the better. And we’re talking about real dry beans. Here, not those ones you get from a can all be loaded with preservatives.
If you want to incorporate beans into your diet but you don’t want to deal with all the….. shall we say backfire!
Just soak them in water overnight. This will absorb some of the gas inducing complex, sugars plus it’s probably just a good idea to wash your food before you eat it.
Without one specific protein, your whole body would swell up
A lot of people think protein will make them look like Superman. But they’d be surprised to see how the absence of just one protein in the body can have a similar more startling effect. Without Protein Albumin, the entire human body would swell up. So basically what I’m saying is without that protein, you’re gonna swell up like Baymax from Big Hero 6.
Parmesan is the best cheese for protein
That’s right! Cheese. Like all dairy products cheese is a great source of protein, but it’s parmesan which has the most protein of them all. Scaling in at over 40 grams of protein per 100-gram serving. That’s a lot of protein. Don’t be afraid to get cheesy!!!
Pigs are the most eaten animal in the world
Pig is the oldest form of livestock. Having been domesticated as early as 5000 BC, much earlier than cattle. And apparently our tastes have not changed much over time. But exactly how much are we talking about here? In 2006, 100 million metric tons of pork were consumed worldwide.
The most efficient source of protein is insects
That’s one to make your tastebuds spin! Insects size to protein to fat ratio is one of the best of them all. Grasshoppers for example scale in at 100:22:6. In addition to it, farming insects emit only a fraction of greenhouse gases compared to that of livestock. As long as you can get past the fact that you’re eating a bug.
Luxemburg eats the most meat
Not America surprisingly, enough but rather Luxembourg at a whopping 300 pounds meat eaten per person each year. Yes, it is indeed followed by the United States at 276 pounds and then Australia in third place at 267 pounds. So you might be wondering who got the last? Well, the answer is India. With its billion-plus population on average only eating a measly seven pounds per person per year, which makes India the largest vegetarian-friendly country in the world.
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