I was asked a question by a fellow health and fitness blogger, Brian Syuki of http://www.loseweightlegit.com/ Here is the question:
If you could eat protein from 3 sources only, what would these sources be?
Great question! Made me think, but not long.
My 3 favorite sources of protein are eggs, peanut butter, and high protein meal replacement shakes (Isagenix)!
Eggs are a great source of protein, vitamins, choline, and healthy fats. The choline is a nutrient that is used to build cell membranes and helps in producing signaling molecules in the brain. They also raise your HDL or GOOD cholesterol. And eggs are versatile! You can use them boiled, to build omelets, or in many recipes!
Peanut butter, especially natural or organic, is a great source of protein and healthy fat. I love to spread a couple of table spoons on a low carb/high protein wrap for an on the go meal/snack. It is great in a shake and adds great nutrition and taste to other recipes. I have to be honest, I REALLY need to watch myself with peanut butter because it is easy for me to go overboard with peanut butter!
High protein meal replacement shakes are a GO TO for me and my wife. We do one, sometimes two, shakes a day with high quality undenatured whey protein. We are big proponents of using Isagenix to fill this need. The protein is sourced from New Zealand cows that are grass fed and are not given drugs and hormones. They ‘undenatured’ whey keeps the protein intact for consumption. We have found it great for muscle growth, maintenance, and repair. This is important to us since we are both 58 years old and probably in the best shape of our lives NOW!
Like I said, you made me think and these are definitely my top 3! It’s all about healthy lifestyle habits!
Note to ME and YOU: THINK about what works and does not work for YOU!
Thanks to Brain Syuki for making me THINK!