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Top Sources for Quality Protein

Posted by: Emily Terry | Posted on: June 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

When it comes to weight management, it’s important to ensure you are getting enough protein. Protein helps build muscles, takes longer to digest, and provides important vitamins and minerals. Eating enough protein ensures that you won’t get over-hungry and binge eat later.

Just eating any protein isn’t the optimal choice, though. You want to make sure you are getting high quality proteins. A high quality protein has the following attributes:

More protein than fat, sugar, or carbs. If it has more fat than protein, or if it has more sugars or carbs than protein, then what you are eating is actually a fat, sugar, or carb and not a protein.

Complete protein. A complete protein is one that has all the essential amino acids in the correct proportions for human nutrition. The general rule here is that most plant proteins are incomplete while most animal proteins are complete. Sometimes you can complete an incomplete protein by combining it with other foods (beans and whole grain rice are a good example).

Small amounts of processing. The more a protein is processed the less nutritional value it has. Chicken breast is a great source of protein. It’s low fat, contains all the right amino acids, and when unprocessed has about 40 grams of protein per serving. However, when turned into lunch meat a lot of the nutrition is removed and you end up with only about 8-10 grams of protein per serving.

Focus on quality proteins like chicken, fish, eggs, and edamame with each meal and you’ll be on your way to healthier eating.

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