Tuesday, May 13, 2014
How To Get Your Protein
You probably know that protein is important for your body's health and wellbeing, but you may not realize just how easy it can be to get protein. After all, it might not be practical to eat meat all the time, but this does not mean that it is impractical to get protein! Once you realize the foods that have the protein you need, it becomes much easier to get the 50 grams of proten that you are supposed to have for your body. If you ever start out your day with two or three eggs, you are already taking care of a large portion of your protein needs. If you have three eggs in the morning, you will only need about 32 grams of protein the rest of the day, as each egg has about six grams of protein. Nuts are another great place to get protein, but the best nuts for protein are peanuts. The biggest reason peanuts are great for you is becasue they contain lots of protein without containing lots of other stuff that can be bad for you. You can also get about 7 grams of protein just from one single tablespoon of peanut butter! One of the healthiest foods you can eat - and one that is extremely high in protein - is fish. Another great source of protein - one that may already be a part of your daily life - is dairy products such as yogurt and milk. Finally, one really easy way to get lots of protein all at once is by drinking smoothies that have protein powder in them. If you add protein powder to a smoothie that includes orange juice, bananas, and strawberries, you can have a healthy treat that is great for any time of day! Check out The Primal Blueprint - one of the best books for helping you understand how to lead a healthy lifestyle! Remember, when you start shopping for protein-rich foods, that your food will be healthier and will be more full of protein if you buy food that is organic. The less processed your food is, the better it is for you; and of course, "better food" means better health for you!