Monday, March 16, 2020


There are four Macro Nutrients; Carbohydrates, Proteins, Fats, and Water.

Proteins are comprised of amino acid chains that are the basis of many compounds in our bodies.

Myth: protein can only be found in meats and protein bars.

Facts: Vegetarians and vegans do not just have to get their protein from powders or bars. Foods made from meat, poultry, seafood, eggs, beans and peas, nuts, seeds, and processed soy products are all considered part of the Protein food group.
Protein is highly important in our muscle function and muscle growth. Protein is the building block of our cellular structure.

Tips & Tricks:
  • Protein rich snacks can include: yogurt, mixed nuts, seeds, and protein bars.
  • When choosing a protein bar look for one low in sugar content.
  • Iron found in many red meats can be absorbed better by the body when paired with vitamin C (like a glass of OJ!).
  • Try and have a protein within 20 minutes of exercise to aid in the healing of your muscles.

Blog post by Erin Womboldt.

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