Thursday, April 21, 2011

Are You Getting Enough Good Quality Protein?

Research has shown that protein requirement for active people is higher than those with sedentary lifestyles.  Additionally, current research also shows that children, the elderly, vegetarians, and dieters also have more protein needs.

According to Dr. Mercola, N.D, the highest quality protein includes:

Poultry:  With skin removed is high quality protein without saturated fat
Beef:  Grass-fed and organic
Eggs: Free-range, consumed slightly cooked or raw
Beans and Legumes: Contain most protein found among vegetables and are high in fibre
Nuts:  In moderation.

Additionally, you can supplement your diet with a high quality protein powder such as whey protein.