Protein

Protein is the basic building block of all tissues and organs and is involved in almost all chemical reactions in the body.

Foods that are rich in protein include:

  • Fish
  • Fowl
  • Red meat
  • Protein powder
  • Eggs
  • Dairy (cheese, greek yogurt,milk, cottage cheese…)
  • Legumes (beans, lentils, peas, chick-peas…)
  • Soy products (tofu, soy milk…)
  • Some whole grains ( hemp bread, men’s bread, quinoa…)

In my 8 principles for healthy aging, healthy protein is essential, but the trick is to eat the right amount.

A low protein diet can lead to weight gain, but a high protein diet can cause gout, osteoporosis, kidney stones… It’s all about balance.

A high protein/low carb diet will lead to quick weight loss , but imbalances and diseases can occur. However healthy protein is a crucial part of my nutrition program. For example, whey protein promotes fat loss and balances your insulin, when combined with insoluble fiber, healthy fats and low glycemic load carbohydrates.

With my personal training, excess protein will be used to build muscle, so it won’t harm your thyroid or your health.

I recommend that healthy protein should be about 30% of your total daily food intake. Remember that in my program you do weightlifting. However, a good lifestyle personal trainer is able to customize for each client the need of protein.

However, too much meat also results in high glycation production (AGE) and the consequent inflammatory injury to the kidney and premature aging.

Best protein supplementation:

Whey protein has the highest biological value (BV) of any protein, which refers to a protein that has all of the essential amino acids in adequate quantities to sustain growth and development.

Low temperature whey protein is rich in immunoglobulins (help to support the immune system), unlike processed whey protein that has been depleted from its immunoglobulins.

  1. Fast-acting whey protein drink for quick recovery and amino acid replenishment
  2. Long-acting casein drink for prolonged hours of repairing and rebuilding lean muscle.

Undenatured whey protein helps maintain optimal health for active men and women by:

  • Reducing Oxidative Stress
  • Increasing Energy Production
  • Maintaining Lean Muscle
  • Supporting Immune Function

A good lifestyle personal trainer will recommend the best whey protein drink before and after a work out in order to burn fat more efficiently and to maintain your healthy weight loss.

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