All about PROTEIN💪

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IMG_5499What is protein? What makes it an important part of your diet? Why do people need extra when they are active?

To put it in simple terms, protein is one of the main nutrients everyone needs to maintain their health.

IMG_5965All cells in your body are made up of protein and if you exercise, you especially need EXTRA to repair tissues and make enzymes and hormones. Your body doesn’t store protein so you’ll need it more often.

Even if you don’t exercise regularly, your body needs an adequate balance of protein, carbs, and fats. They all work together to keep your body running strong and healthy. Ever notice you are hungry a few hours after eating a bowl of cereal for breakfast? That’s because you mainly consumed just carbohydrates. Adding some protein and fats will help you maintain satiety longer.
Good protein sources for breakfast are: milk, greek yogurt(has more than regular yogurt), cottage cheese, shredded mozzarella, turkey bacon, eggs, protein bar/powder, turkey, ham or beans.

IMG_5961While consuming protein is important, there is also such thing as consuming TOO MUCH protein which can negatively affect your liver and brain function. 👎
But don’t worry, no need to get obsessed about it- it’s simple. Just make sure each meal includes a protein source as long as the other nutrients I mentioned and your body will tell you if it needs more. 👍

I would also suggest getting MOST of your protein from REAL food sources instead of just protein supplements. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy a nice protein bar time to time but I don’t want to live solely on them.

IMG_5968As you can see, I am improving…
Strongnotskinny 💪

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