True Knowledge Is
Lets Set The Record Straight!
I’ll just shoot a few bullet points on the importance of protein in our daily diets!
- Our bodies are literally made up of the stuff! All vital parts of our body are made from protein! Your muscles, heart (yes I know it’s a muscle), vital organs, skin, eyes, hormones and enzymes are built of proteins.
- Proteins are crucial to immune and circulatory systems!
- Protein helps fuel the building of new cells…since our bodies cells are constantly turning over, we need protein to help replace them.
- Protein supplies energy…the more physically active we are the more we need. A person who is not very active needs about .7 grams of protein per 2.2 pounds of body weight. A person who is very physically active or works out regularly can easily need 3X or more that that!
Having a balance between COMPLEX carbs and PROTEIN is actually vital to not only weight management, but also fueling an rebuilding our bodies on a day to day basis!
So bottom line, the answer is NO, protein does not make you gain weight, it makes you alive! 😉
Balance Is The Key!
The most important thing we can learn is that it is vitally important to find balance…not only in our diets, but in our lives as well.
And let’s be clear, balance can look different for everyone. We are all made unique and one of a kind so naturally we require different levels of things to thrive. Our goal should be to find that balance.
Natural, real foods are amazing in the way they can balance each other out if eaten properly. Some foods, when eaten together, actually help each other give our bodies more beneficial nutrients than if they were eaten alone!
In the weeks to come I want to talk more about food and nutrition. Some of the beautiful things about it and also some of the common misconceptions about different kinds of foods.