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How To Get Your Daily Dose Of Protein

Posted on: 09/26/2011


Protein is one of the most important things we can put into our body, but many of us do not get enough of it. For some of us, we don’t get enough of it because we choose not to eat meat. Others of us don’t get our daily dose of protein becasue we don’t take the time to consider what we are eating. And of course, some people really just plain forget to care! Whatever the case, it is absolutely vital for you to begin recognizing the importance of protein. Here are some tips on foods you can consume to make sure you get your protein.

Of course, the best source of protein is meat. Of course, red meat – in addition to protein – adds a lot of fat and other stuff you might not like. Instead, you should consider lean meats such as chicken and fish. Fish is one of the best things you can put into your body!

Nuts are another great source of protein, especially for those who choose not to eat meat, or who just don’t like meat. There is, however, one problem with nuts, and it is the fact that nuts are high in cholesterol, and should therefore not be consumed in large doses.

In addition to these traditional sources of protein, there are plenty of non-traditional sources these days as well. You can make your life really easy by getting your fruit and protein at the same time if you add protein powder to a fruit smoothie. You can buy such smoothies at places like Jamba Juice and Smoothie King, or you can even make them at home. There is also the option of protein bars. Although some people complain about the way protein bars taste, no one complains about how easy they are to take with you on the go! Grab one on your way out the door, and eat it wherever you are going.

You need to make sure you are giving your body an appropriate amount of protein each day, whether it is coming from nuts, meats, eggs, or other sources. The recommended amount of protein each day is 50 grams, and it sure does not hurt to get more than that. Start making some changes to your diet if you realize that you are not giving your body as much protein as it needs. In the long run, you will be happy that you did!

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