How do you know if what you’re eating is all protein?

How do you know if what you’re eating is all protein?

February 15, 2018

You know what nutrient plays a massive role in our bodies?


Protein is fuel for the muscles; it helps them repair and is what they use to become stronger after you workout.

So, if you're thinking "okay, I'll just make sure I get as much protein as possible," stop, wait, and keep reading because not all proteins are created equal.

I would like to introduce you to a term - PROTEIN QUALITY.

Protein quality refers, in a general sense, to how well or poorly the body will use a protein from a given food.

Let's take a quick look at how protein quality can express itself in our day.  

For example, let’s take the most popular meat in America - BEEF. If you eat 1 lb of beef and 1 lb of chicken (another protein source loved by Americans) you’ll get more protein from the chicken than you will from the beef.

Now, since you paid by the pound for that meat in your grocery store, you really should care about what foods will give you the best bang for your buck, that and the fact that many times that protein difference is made up of fat.

Want to know what the best sources are for QUALITY protein? I'll give you my top 7.

  1. Wild caught salmon (“farm-raised” is not the same).
  2. Organic and pastured eggs
  3. 90%+ lean grass-fed beef
  4. Cottage cheese - 1-2% low-fat “Friendship” brand is a personal favorite
  5. High-quality whey protein (not every brand is created equally; talk to someone you trust to find the best options)
  6. Organic chicken
  7. Organic low-fat turkey and ground turkey present an excellent opportunity for those looking for a red meat alternative.

Check out some of these recipes to make use of my favorite protein sources.

Turkey Chilli

Protein Oatmeal

Cottage Cheese Sir Tuna 

Blackened Ahi Tuna

Eggs With Veggies

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