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Protein Protein

Updated: Jul 5, 2023

Proteins are found in plants and animals with the latter being a source of higher quality protein, containing the proper proportions of essential amino acids. Most plant proteins lack the complete essentials amino acids and would have to be paired up with other sources of plant proteins to complete the required amino acid profile.

Here some of the main functions of protein:

• Support growth and maintenance

• Facilitate biochemical reactions

• Act as chemical messengers

• Help to provide structure for the body

• Maintain stable pH within the body

• Balance bodily fluids

• Support immune health

• Mobility and storage of nutrients

• Supply energy as a last resort

Animal Protein

  • Low Fat/Skim Milk

  • Lean Red Meats

  • Halibut

  • Cod

  • Sardine

  • Tuna

  • Salmon

  • Crab

  • Lobster

  • Scallops

  • Skinned Poultry

  • Whey Protein

Plant Protein

  • Tofu

  • Chia Seeds

  • Quinoa

  • Hemp Seed

  • Oats/Oatmeal

  • Nut Butter & Nuts

  • Broccol

  • Lentils

  • Chickpeas

  • Edamame

  • Nutritional Yeast

  • Green Peas

Protein Supplements

Whey Protein bolsters protein synthesis and immune function, improves athleticism, builds muscle tissue and reduces body fat and reduces tissue diminishing substance.

Casein sustains delivery of amino acids throughout the day as it is more slowly digested. When paired with whey protein, it provides the advantage of short-term and long-term amino acid delivery to working muscles.

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