Protein is a huge part of my healthy diet. I try to get quite a bit of it since I weight train 4-5 days per week. Protein keeps me full longer, especially when combined with complex carbohydrates and healthy fats.
Proteins are the building blocks of muscle and are found in pretty much every part of your body – your hair, skin, nails, etc. It is essential for your body to function and is key if you are exercising.
Sure, you could drink protein shakes with every meal and get the amount you would need for a day, but I’d rather mix in a few natural sources of protein. I opt for lean proteins that are as nutrient dense as possible (get more bang for my buck). [Read more…]