Like fat and carbs, protein is known as a macronutrient. That means your body needs them in larger amounts, unlike micronutrients, such as vitamins, which your body needs in only small quantities.
But as we all know—and sometimes resent—your body can store fat and carbs. That’s not the case with protein. So you need to replenish the in-demand nutrient more regularly in your diet. But that’s often easier read than done.
Drinking your protein, especially in convenient, pre-mixed 1Shot Protein bottles that don’t need to be refrigerated, can make life and fitness a lot easier.
So let’s look at some benefits of protein drinks.
Works Faster in Liquid Form
When protein is concentrated in a drink, the protein can get to work more quickly. That’s because your body has to do less work to breakdown the food and isolate the protein. The protein can then get into your bloodstream and to the muscles sooner to start the rebuilding process.
Quickly Replenishes a Nutrient in Limited Supply
As mentioned already, there’s no stash of protein building up around your midsection or in your thighs for your body to access later. Your body takes the protein, puts it to use, and that’s it. And remember: your body uses protein for more than muscles. So if you’re trying to build or tone muscles, or even doing basic cardio to stay healthy, then you need to get even more protein to maintain overall health. A quick protein drink can help you make up that difference.
Efficiently Protects and Builds Muscles
Here’s the one we all know: protein builds muscles. But did you know that drinking a protein boost 30 minutes before training or exercise can help protect your muscles from potential damage caused during a workout?
But don’t forget the post-workout protein power-up. The sooner you can get that protein to your body for muscle recovery and growth the better.
In both cases, if your protein is in liquid form, it’ll get to work faster, and it’s a lot more convenient.
Promotes Weight Loss
Your body has to work harder to digest and metabolize protein than it does to process other nutrients. That requires more calories.
Martina M. Cartwright, PhD, RD, writes in Psychology Today that “both dietary carbohydrate and protein provide the same amount of available energy, 4 kilocalories per gram, but it takes about 25% more of that energy to process protein.”
Plus, simply maintaining healthy musculature burns calories too. You need protein to maintain those muscles. So the body burns calories to process the protein and build muscles that continue the calorie consumption. It’s an effective calorie-busting cycle.
With a 1Shot Protein drink, you can get the protein minus the fats of some protein-rich foods and without the carbs of other flavored protein shakes.