Why is it so essential to eat protein?
Let me count the ways!
Firstly, protein is needed to build and repair tissue, as well as manufacture chemicals such as hormones and enzymes. It is integral to the formation of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, hair, and blood.
Your body needs nine essential amino acids, in addition to nonessential and conditional amino acids, to form protein. The essential amino acids must come from food, because our bodies cannot produce them. Each protein-rich food contains different amino acids that will complement each other so that your body can:
- Break down food
- Repair body tissue
- Carry out metabolic processes
- Produce energy
- Stabilize blood sugar
Unfortunately, eating protein while on the go is not always easy, since many protein-rich foods require refrigeration.
But have no fear! Here are ten portable protein snacks that you can take on-the-go.
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