By Khushi Pal
Published May 10, 2024

Hindustan Times
Lifestyle

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Are you not getting enough protein? 4 signs to look out for

Protein is essential for the body to function optimally. It helps the body repair muscles and bones, provides energy and promotes hormones. 

Thus, a protein-rich diet, including foods such as lean meat, eggs, and dairy products, is essential. Protein deficiency can cause health issues. Here are four signs that your body requires more protein.

Hair and skin issues

Protein deficiency can cause your hair to become brittle and thin. It also affects your skin and nails, making it appear flaky and brittle. 

Feeling of fatigue 

Protein is essential to provide energy and stamina. However, lack of protein in the body can cause low energy levels and fatigue. 

Loss of muscle mass

Lack of dietary protein can lead to muscle loss and weaken bones, making one susceptible to fractures. 

Low immunity 

Protein is vital to build a robust immune system. When your body does not receive enough protein, it can hamper your immunity and make you prone to catching illnesses and infections often.