Choosing a complete, well-rounded diet is vital for good health. While it's important to fill up on fresh fruits, vegetables and healthy fats, protein is an essential element that should never be neglected. In fact, consuming more healthy protein can help your body work more efficiently while helping you feel your best.
The Benefits of Increasing Your Protein Intake
When you add more protein to your diet, you'll likely start to notice a host of positive changes, including:
- More energy
- Increased metabolism and fat burning
- Lower blood pressure
- Improved muscle strength and mass
- Stronger bones
- Speedier recovery time
Try to add plenty of healthy protein to every meal to help your body reap the benefits throughout the day. As with everything, moderation is key. However, with too little protein, you may experience some adverse side effects, such as inflammation, moodiness, fatigue, skin and hair problems, and a suppressed immune system.
Meat and dairy products have some of the highest protein content you can find. However, some options aren't necessarily healthy. Opt for lean or low-fat options without too much sodium, such as:
- Chicken breast
- Lean beef
- Low-fat milk
- Greek yogurt
Many vegetarian foods can also pack plenty of protein in a serving, especially beans, legumes, whole grains and nuts. If it's challenging for you to consume high amounts of these foods, our Bone Broth Protein Powder is a nutritious alternative.
Tasty Ways to Mix In More Protein
Adding a powder supplement is a great solution for those with food sensitivities or dietary restrictions who want to up their protein intake. Stir it into your oatmeal for a hearty, tasty breakfast or snack. Make a delicious protein smoothie bowl by blending:
- One frozen banana
- One scoop protein powder
- ½ cup almond milk
One serving instant coffee
- One cup spinach ice cubes
Blend until smooth and top with carob chips, almond butter, chia seeds and low fat granola for a complete meal that's packed with protein.
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