Hello and good morning, my dear readers ♥
As promised, today's topic is all about sources to get in your daily needs of protein. Your body needs protein in order to build and repair tissues. Besides it's widely known that a diet high in protein is essential if you want to build fat-burning muscle, feel satisfied & fuller longer after you eat etc etc...
According to what I learned from bodyrock (hehe), protein should be included in every one of your meals and the right portion size should be about the size of the palm of your hand for ♀, whereas ♂ should eat twice as much. The best sources of complete lean protein include:
- meat: lean ground beef, poultry (chicken, turkey), fish
- vegetarian options: eggs (whole/egg whites), low-fat dairy (including milk, yoghurt, cottage cheese, low fat cheese in general), chickpeas aka garbanzo beans, kidney beans, peas, lentils, nuts & seeds in every variation, nut butters, protein supplements
- additional vegan options (but still for everyone really): tofu, soy meat, soy milk, quinoa, tempeh
I personally prefer salmon over anything and eat it whenever I get the chance. The best part of it is the crunchy skin and even though it's fatty I still eat it, because our bodys need fat in order to be healthy and function at their very best.
Where else do you think I'd get my shiny hair from?? :)