Main sources of protein

What are the main sources of protein?

The protein is mainly found in animal foods that we consume: eggs, meat, fish, dairy products, as well as legumes and plants such as nuts, some cereals such as quinoa, oats, etc. Proteins of vegetable origin must be supplemented so that they have all the essential amino acids that our body needs. As an example, if we mix 1 cereal (rice) + 1 legume (lentils) we can form a protein of high biological value, but with a higher carbohydrate content. Proteins of animal origin are not necessary to combine as they are high value proteins. Then it is recommended that you always include a portion of protein in your main meals, as it will help meet daily nutrient requirements, have a greater satiety and be able to keep our muscle mass as marked as we want.

 

Is it necessary to take protein powder to build muscle mass?

If you feed correctly with the presence of cereals, fruits, vegetables and high quality proteins throughout the day to meet the requirements according to your needs and objectives, it is not necessary to supplement with protein powder, since you can easily cover those requirements with food but, in case it is difficult for you to consume the grams of protein a day or you are simply looking for a practical, rich and healthy alternative for a snack or meal, This could be an excellent tool, especially for high-performance athletes who need a higher protein intake because of their level of physical activity.

 

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