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Sources of Protein

One of the biggest mistakes in nutritional balance is the lack of good protein.  Protein is comprised of amino acids.  Essential amino’s are not produced by the body and must be taken in by the daily diet.  For an athlete or someone working out this is very very important to the health of recovery from the workout and tissue repair.  Here are a few good sources of protein to ingest throughout the day.  Remember: We only absorb 20-25 grams of protein per meal.  Don’t get crazy with the fad protein shakes claiming to have 50 grams of protein.

Food Sources:

  • Chicken (**)

  • Nuts (*)

  • Quinoa (***)

  • Eggs (**)

  • Salmon (***)

  • Greek Yogurt (**)

Note:  Most aNIMAL based proteins have all the essential amino acids that our body requires.  Vegetable based typically lack one or more essential amino acids.