PROTEIN is the building block for all of our tissues. But how much do you need per day? How much do you eat? The key is to find what works for you ( preferably through food vs supplements) and stick with it. If you’re a plant lover, here are a few good sources to try.
The amount of protein you should eat every day depends on who you are and what you do. If you are in your teens and 20’s you need more for growth and development than your 70 yo grandfather.Or even your 45 yo mother. Also, if you are a non-meat eater you have to find different sources to get what you need.
Complete proteins are the ones that have all 9 amino acids ( building blocks) that our bodies can not produce on its own. We need all of them every day in some form.
HEMP SEED- has 5 gms of protein/tbs. It has a crunchy, nutty taste and is easily digestible. Its great on salads, in yogurt, oatmeal or smoothies. ** Although it WILL NOT make you high ( its a derivative of THC), some urine lab test may pick it up.
QUINOA- 8grm/protein per cup. A great substitute for rice or pasta. It tastes good in soups, on salads or as a side dish. Adding spices like garlic and you can eat it all by itself
PUMPKIN SEEDS- 10gms protein per 1/4 cup. These are a fast, easy way to down some protein. Just a handful before you work out, or for a midday snack, can keep you satiated for a while. Toasted or spiced, on a salad or in smoothies, you have lots of options.
Next time you’re in the store, give these seeds a try. You won’t be sorry!
LOVE WHAT YOU EAT