The Power of Protein: “Protein is made up of building blocks called amino acids. They play a part in many functions of the body, such as blood production and maintain healthy organs, hair, nails and bones. When combined with exercise, protein promotes muscle building and maintenance.” (Working Against Gravity)

There are so many benefits to eating enough protein in your diet. But you might not realize that it not only aids in performance and building muscle, but a higher protein diet can also give you a leaner body composition which means less body fat!

Some protein sources:

  • Eggs
  • Chicken
  • Turkey
  • Lean beef
  • Fish
  • Lentils
  • Dairy products
  • Protein powders and bars

Some vegetarian protein sources:

  • Broccoli
  • Kale
  • Asparagus
  • Mushrooms
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Spinach
  • Tofu
  • Lentils
  • Vegan protein powder

It’s hard at first to get used to eating a diet high in protein, but you will get used to it. The changes you will see in your performance and body will make it worth it.

If you’re interested in diving in a little deeper into the importance and benefits of protein and how much you really need, give this in depth article a read -> Girls Gone Strong: Protein

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