The benefits of a high protein diet
Did you know your body is composed of proteins? Proteins make up your organs, tissues, bones, and even hormones.
Proteins are essential to proper bodily functioning. If an individual is protein deficient, they are likely putting their body through havoc.
Don’t put your body through hell! Make sure you’re eating plenty of protein-rich foods. The DRI (dietary reference intake) recommends individuals eat at minimum 56 grams of protein per day. If you are active or have fitness goals, you should be eating closer to your body weight in grams of protein per day.
If you’re unable to get in enough protein foods, you can supplement with protein shakes. Protein shakes are a great way to reach your protein consumption goals.
Below is a list of high protein foods that are easy to incorporate into your diet.
Beef – 22g protein
Chicken – 21g protein
Bone broth – 20g protein
Lentils – 18g protein
Salmon – 17g protein
Black beans – 15g protein
Eggs – 7g protein
Yogurt – 9g protein + gut health!
Almonds – 5g protein
Benefits of eating high-protein
Boost muscle mass – protein is made up of amino acids which are the building blocks of muscles. The only way to grow them is to grow your intake of protein. When you work out your muscles through weight lifting and exercise, your muscles tear and repair. Protein fills in these tears resulting in increased gains.
Help manage weight – protein is the most filling macro nutrient. Stay fuller longer and provide your body with better fuel by consuming lots of lean proteins.
Stabilize blood sugar levels – carbohydrates require lots of insulin to break down during consumption. This influx in insulin can cause undesirable side effects. Protein on the other hand, require little to no insulin to break down.
Improve mood – proper levels of protein mean proper levels of hormones.