Eat Your Way To A Healthier You
Plant and Animal Protein
Protein is the building block of life and is essential for the growth of cells and for tissue repair. This includes the building and repairing of muscle. There are two types of protein: animal and plant-base proteins. All animal proteins are a complete protein and plant proteins are incomplete protein, this is determined by the amount of amino acids they contain.
Key Functions of Protein
- Helps to build lean muscle mass
- Assist muscle recovery
- Helps the immune system to function properly
- Hunger Control
- Stabilizes energy
Plant Protein (Contains Fiber)
- Hemp Seeds
- Chia seeds
- Meal Replacement Shake
Four types of dietary fats:trans fats(avoid at all costs) saturated fats from animal-based foods; monounsaturated fats found in cooking oils and polyunsaturated fats.
Fat has several functions in our daily diets.
- It helps maintains our brains and nervous system
- Helps absorption of fat-soluble vitamins
- Adds flavor to foods
Keeps our eyes, skin, bones and nails healthy
Sources of Fat
- Natural Peanut Butter
- Almond Butter
- Olive Oil
- Omega 3 threes
- helps control blood sugar levels and have also been shown to decrease the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
- Fiber can reduce blood cholesterol levels. Diets high in fiber have also been shown to decrease the risk of heart disease.
- Diverticulitis: Fiber decreases the risk of diverticulitis, a painful intestinal condition.
- Constipation: Fiber helps prevent constipation.
- Weight control: Fiber is filling, has almost no calories, and helps maintain blood sugar—all factors that help control hunger and body weight.