2. Bone Fractures or Breaks
In addition to your muscles, an inadequate amount of protein can also affect the health of your bones. In fact, Healthline.com indicates, “Not consuming enough protein may weaken your bones and increase the risk of fractures.”
This is because “Protein is needed for calcium absorption and helping with bone metabolism,” says Dr. Axe. Unfortunately, should you experience a fracture or break, a deficiency can slow recovery, as protein is essential for healing, as well as building new cells, tissue, and skin.