The Best Sources Of Protein From Food
No matter how active you are, your body needs protein every single day to be able to function properly. It need not be difficult to understand, let me show you…
What is protein?
Protein is essential for a number of processes in your body and this includes the building and repairing of muscle.
There are two types of proteins and these are complete and incomplete proteins.
Complete proteins contain all nine essential amino acids that your body needs to function. Only problem is your body can’t create on its own.
You can only get these essential amino acids in protein from food. and they help your body to digest food and to build, maintain and repair body tissue. So it’s super important to make sure that you get it from the foods you eat!
Trying to build muscle or lose fat? Then eat more of this type of protein because it helps to do this. Complete proteins are often found in meat and dairy products.
Incomplete proteins do not contain all essential amino acids and are mainly plant-based foods but by eating the right combination of plant-based food, it can be easy to consume all the essential amino acids that your body requires.
Sources of protein
Here are some examples of high-protein foods that I find to be the best sources of protein
My personal favorite as they are so easy to to bring into any meal type. I eat so many eggs I look like a chicken already! Eggs are one of the best sources of protein because they help to keep you full and energized throughout the day.
They keep the cravings and fluctuating blood sugar levels at bay.
Greek yoghurt naturally contains all nine essential amino acids. It can also be great for your health because it contains probiotics. Probiotics are ‘good bacteria’ that can help to keep your digestive system healthy and balanced.
Enjoy some Greek yoghurt with some low GI berries like strawberries or blueberries.
No surprise here, as chicken is one of the best sources of protein that out there.
One of the best things about eating chicken as a source of protein is that it has a high thermogenic effect. This means you can burn about 30% of the calories that it contains simply by eating it.
Chicken contains all nine essential amino acids and is low in saturated fat.
I love these as you can quickly grab a handful of walnuts to keep you going. These little nutters contain essential fatty acids and a number of vitamins and minerals. They are the perfect snack, especially if you mix them with some Greek yoghurt and berries or you can eat them as a snack on their own!
You can get enough protein from food!
What are your favorite ways to eat protein?