If you are like many who have been doing research on the topic of foods to eat in order achieve a level of health and fitness, you have likely read the word protein over and over ad nauseam. Though health information can sometimes be confusing and advice all over the board, one thing every expert and authority in the industry does seem to agree on is the value of having sufficient protein in your diet.

Protein in your daily menu is necessary in order to build muscle and solid cellular structure – along with the other two key component macronutrients of fats and carbohydrates, these three key items in the proper amounts and combinations allow your body to function reaching top metabolism performance.

Protein can be found in dairy, meat, poultry, seafood, eggs and  a multitude of plant-based foods, here is a list of some of the best cleanest sources:

  • Chicken
  • Eggs
  • Fish
  • Steak
  • Ground beef
  • Ground turkey
  • Pork
  • Beans
  • Green Vegetables

Many will supplement their protein needs by drinking powdered shakes. There are a lot of solid nutritional protein shakes on the market, but they should only be used supplementally. The majority of your protein should be coming from real whole foods.

Top 5 Protein facts most people do not know

  1. Protein is a major energy source.
  2. Protein helps with the creation and regulation of hormones as well as functions like digestion.
  3. Protein forms antibodies that help prevent infection, illness and disease.
  4. Protein is used for transportation of certain molecules throughout the body.
  5. Protein assists in the maintenance and repair of muscle, skin, bones, nails and hair.

How much Protein does a person need to consume on a daily basis?

The general agreement is that for every 1 lb. of body mass you should consume1 gram of protein. So if you are, for example, 180 lbs. you would ideally need 180 grams of protein daily.

At Healthy Chef Florida, we prepare each complete meal to include a protein, a carb and a vegetable source. Every portion is measured and weighed specifically for your goals. This is to give your body just the right level of macronutrients to kick-start and maintain the results you want. They are then packaged fresh right here locally and delivered directly to you. What could be easier?

If you are ready to get your meal plan on track without all the work? – give The Healthy Chef Florida a try! Just call 239-288-4726 and chat with me! healthychefflorida.com 

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