The Importance of Protein in Your Diet

Wellness tip for the day - what do you need that you may not be getting?

Skipping meals (especially skipping breakfast) is hard on the body. In general, your body really likes regularity -especially when it comes to eating. So, the wellness tip for today is:

--Eat three regular meals per day, and include little protein in with each meal. Protein supplies the building blocks for your body to mend and repair itself. Lack of protein in the diet may result in feelings of fatigue, thinning hair, insomnia and headaches.

Some good protein sources to consider including in your diet are: meat, fish, eggs, tofu, beans, lentils, vegetarian protein, amaranth, barley, quinoa, dairy (if you are not sensitive to dairy products), nuts and seeds, nut butter, and rice/pea protein powders.

If you have kidney or heart disease, you should consult with your primary care provider to find out how much protein is right for you to eat.

For healthy people, protein requirements vary, depending upon your overall health and activity. For more information, contact us at 716-688-8815.