Highlights

  • Protein fuels your energy, oxygenates the body & helps build muscle
  • Eating more protein early in the day leads to greater muscle growth
  • Most eat 15 gm protein at breakfast and 23 gm at dinner

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Researchers from the Waseda University in Tokyo say that eating more protein early in the day leads to higher muscle growth.

Protein is an essential macronutrient to help your body repair and replenish itself. It fuels your energy, oxygenates your body and helps build muscle.

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But have you ever wondered what is a better time of day to consume protein?

Well, Japanese scientists may have an answer for you. Researchers from the Waseda University in Tokyo say that eating more protein early in the day leads to greater muscle growth.

Writing in the journal Cell Reports, the team found that most people consume about 15 grams of protein at breakfast and about 23 grams at dinner but evidentially, there is a lot of benefit in reversing this norm.

The research was conducted through three types of trials. The first two levels were conducted on two types of mice. The third and final trial was done on 60 older women, where half the group ate more protein at breakfast while the other did the opposite.

Noting all other health parameters to be the same, it was observed that the high-protein breakfast group developed a significantly higher skeletal muscle mass index and grip strength.

If you want to get more protein in the morning, it might be a good idea to start your day with some egg whites, nut butter or an additive-free protein bar.

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