It’s time to talk about NOURISHING your body, so we’re going to talk about PROTEIN today!
Whether you maintain a plant-based meal, or you’re a meat-eater, we all need protein and can get plenty of it either way. The key is to choose high-quality protein for your meals and snacks in-between.
The Importance of Protein in Your Diet
Get this: Research shows high-quality protein improves satiety (sense of fullness), controls weight, and prevents chronic disease.
Including high-quality protein snacks in your daily diet also keeps blood sugars under control and reduces the risk for high blood pressure in certain individuals.
So what can include in your diet as a high-quality protein snack? Here’s a short list:
- hard-boiled egg
- cottage cheese
- Greek yogurt
Beat That Midday Slump
So this week, when you’re feeling that “Midday Slump” at work around 2-4pm, don’t head for the vending machine, or the break room for the leftover morning donuts. Be prepared by packing a hearty protein snack to keep you going until you get home for dinner.
Happy, Healthy Snacking!