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If you have ever spent more that 5 minutes with me, it is fairly obvious that I love fitness. I have learned so much (sometimes the hard way) in the 30 years that I have been teaching. What better way to share my passion than to start a blog and pass on the information that I share with clients on a day-to-day basis.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Do we need Protein and How much?

Proteins are an part of every organ, tissue and cell in our bodies.  We are constantly breaking down and replacing these proteins so it is very important that we supply our bodies with the right nutrients.

You can find protein in:
Nuts and seeds
Milk and Milk products
Grains and some fruits and vegetables.

Other  lesser-known  but good sources of protein are:
Pumpkin seeds
Chia seeds
Plain Greek Yogurt
Hemp Protein
Lentil Chips
Roasted Soy Nuts

Our body uses proteins (when broken down-amino acids) as building blocks.  Our body can make some of these proteins but there are other Essential amino acids that we need to get through our diet.  Our protein demands depend on our age, activity level and size.  It is recommended that 10-35% of our calories from protein.   That is about 46 g of protein for women and 56 g for men.  

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