Healthy Protein

We all know that protein is an important part of our diet, but do you know what you should be eating to make sure that you’re getting plenty of healthy protein in your diet?

Did you know that about 20 - 30% of your diet should come from protein every day? Do you think you’re getting enough protein in your diet?

Here are some of my favourite sources of healthy and delicious protein.

Proteins are the main building blocks of your body. They’re used to make muscles, tendons, organs, and skin, as well as enzymes, hormones, neurotransmitters, and molecules that serve important functions in your body.

Protein can help lower your blood pressure, fight diabetes, lose weight and increase your muscle mass and strength.

Not getting enough protein can be detrimental to your health. But not just any protein will do, you need to focus on the quality of the protein you're eating because not all protein is created equal.

Now you know why it’s so important, what are some healthy and delicious options for you to incorporate protein into your diet every day? We all know that meat has protein in it, but where else can you get healthy protein?

1. Eggs - about 33% of an eggs calories come from protein, but they’re not good just for the protein. They’re full of vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats.

2. Oats- about 14% of their calories come from protein and they are also one of the healthiest whole grains you can eat. They are also filled with healthy fibres, magnesium, manganese and thiamine.

For some extra protein and flavour, add some almonds or almond butter to your morning oats.

3. Pumpkin Seeds - they make a delicious snack on their own or you can add them to your favourite snack mix or even put them on salads or oats.

About 22% of their calories come from protein and they’re full of iron, magnesium, and zinc.

4. Greek Yogurt - a whopping 66% of its calories come from protein and you can add fruit to add flavour to it. Just make sure to buy the kind without any added sugar and add your own natural flavours.

Are you getting enough protein in your diet? What are you going to start eating to ensure you’re getting plenty of healthy protein? Let me know x

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