I’ve got an eye-opening nutrition tip for you in this post about your muscle repair and recovery.
Before I get into it, it’s important to note that nutrition and diet is a huge topic with so much emerging new science.
BUT … here’s an indisputable fact.
Your body is basically made of protein.
Your body uses it to build your muscles, organs, skin and tendons … plus proteins are a major part of the enzymes, hormones, neurotransmitters and more that your body uses to drive hundreds of its functions.
Not only is your body basically constructed of protein, it’s also the macronutrient that satisfies your hunger for the longest period of time. That can be helpful if you’re battling cravings or trying to cut down on your overall food intake.
So, in a nutshell … protein is super important!
That’s the background … but here’s the tip:
A lot of us load up on protein-heavy foods one or two times a day – with our dinner or lunch.
But studies show that this might not actually be the most effective way to get the most out of this vital nutrient!
A better bet: spread your protein intake over the course of the day, having a moderate amount with each meal.
Researchers say that it will help you with appetite control, muscle repair and recovery … and it can even help your body keep its muscle as you get older.
Some of the best sources of protein include:
Less than ideal sources include:
- Legumes (beans and peas are more of a carb than protein, but still a source of protein)
- Nuts and seeds (more of a source of fat than protein)
And if getting protein is a challenge, you can also try a protein shake.
Your muscles work so hard for you all day long … help fuel them with the building blocks they need to keep them healthy and strong!
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