The Story Behind Metabolism
Each year, tens of millions of people attempt to retake control over their health and the shape of their body; and each year, tens of millions of people feel that they’ve failed because, try as they might, they just can’t speed up their metabolism.
You will need to ensure that you’re eating enough Protein, carbohydrates, fats (the good unsaturated kind!), and the other vitamins and minerals that your body needs in order to function at optimal levels.
The thing to remember is that the body’s ability to lose weight is not controlled by calories.
Calories are the input.
The real control mechanism is that famous concept that you’ve become very familiar with, Metabolism. All foods made from meat, poultry, seafood, beans and peas, eggs, processed soy products, nuts, and seeds are considered part of the Protein Foods Group. Beans and peas are also part of the Vegetable Group.
Protein was the first substance to be recognized as a vital part of living tissue. In fact, the word protein comes from the Greek word Proteos, which means “primary” or “taking first place,” indicating the importance of this nutrient in the function of the body.
Make sure to buy fresh, healthy food choices to ensure the maximum benefits of high quality protein.
If you eat every meal with a bit of Protein you’ll feel less hungry throughout the day and be less tempted to over-eat or snack on junk food.
You’ll also notice your energy levels rising and if coupled with exercise, you’ll eventually have tone and lean muscles.
High quality protein is very important in any diet.
Eggs are the convenient portable package for protein and the reputation is well-earned. A single hard-boiled egg packs six grams of protein.
Roasted Soybeans are a great snack and a quarter cup of this snack houses 15 grams of protein, along with a sizable dose of fiber and potassium.
When it comes to protein, plain non-fat Greek Yogurt knocks a great punch. Those little plastic cups contain 17 grams of protein for only 100 calories.
A List Of Some Great Protein Foods!
When it comes to protein you must not only think of meats. Open your eyes and do your own research to see whats out there and you will be surprise just what you will find.
Below I have listed some some great protein foods so as always, look for the lean cuts of meats and make use of the other protein foods you can have with your meals.
Ostrich – highest desired protein value
Poultry is the second most widely eaten type of meat globally and, along with eggs, provides nutritionally beneficial food containing high-quality protein accompanied by a low proportion of fat.
lima beans (mature)
Sometimes called “butter beans” because of their starchy yet buttery texture, lima beans have a delicate flavor that complements a wide variety of dishes.
Canned fish such as:
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