Protein Packs A Punch!

A well-balanced diet consists of 40-65% carbs, 10-35% protein, and 20-35% healthy fats.

Let’s focus on protein.

Protein helps build and repair your muscles AND is involved in the production of your hormones and enzymes.

Dietary protein is either complete or incomplete. Complete means the food has all essential amino acids the body needs. Incomplete means the food is low or lacking in one or more essential amino acids the body needs. Combining a couple of incomplete proteins can make a meal complete of all the essential amino needs the body needs.

Examples of complete proteins are:

  • Rice and beans
  • Oatmeal with milk
  • 1 whole egg

Examples of incomplete proteins are:

  • Grains
  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Oats
  • Legumes

What can influence our need for protein?

  • Exercise - whether you perform strength training or cardiovascular exercise, your body will need to repair the tissues of your body from the stress and strain you put on it. Thus, you must increase your protein take
  • Diets - if you are...
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