Impact If Athletes Lack Vegetable Protein Or Animal Protein?
Doctor night. I want to ask what kind of impact can happen if an athlete lacks vegetable protein or animal protein? Explanation please
Hello Blackpinky, thanks for the question.
Athletes, regardless of type of exercise, naturally require more muscle mass than non-athletes. Muscle mass is built from protein. When someone does sports, there will be micro damage to muscle cells. The higher the intensity of exercise, the greater the muscle damage. After sports, one must rest and eat food that is balanced with nutritional levels. During a night's rest, damaged muscle cells will be replaced by new muscle cells in greater numbers. The muscle regeneration certainly needs protein as the building material.
Athletes have far more sports than non-athletes. More muscle damage occurs. Thus, the athlete's protein intake must also be guaranteed, so that muscle regeneration can go well. When protein intake is lacking, coupled with a lack of rest, the damaged muscles cannot undergo complete regeneration. As a result, more and more muscle cells are damaged, and not replaced perfectly. The longer, the muscle performance will decrease. Decreased muscle performance will certainly affect overall performance.
Thus, athletes must work closely with the trainer and sports physician in charge, to determine the optimal diet. Protein must be balanced between vegetable and animal protein. This is important because not all vegetable proteins contain amino acids needed for the human body.
Thus the information I can give, hopefully can help. Regards.