An important part of any healthy diet is protein. Your body uses protein to build and repair tissues and also to make things like hormones and other body chemicals. Protein is the building blocks of various parts of your body such as your hair and nails.
If you are exercising frequently then it is even more important to have protein in your diet to maintain muscle.
My diet is high in protein. I personally aim to get 40% of my calories from a protein source. This is a high percentage, but it helps maintain my muscle mass since I am weight training 4-5 days per week. [Read more…]