Fitness enthusiasts and people wanting to make a lifestyle change have no doubt heard a lot about protein lately. And for good reason. Protein is a key component in any diet. There are three macronutrients — protein, fats, and carbohydrates. Are all used by our bodies in unique, beneficial ways, but to help you get to your goals of a stronger, trimmer body, protein by far reigns supreme.
Having easy grab-and-go snacks on hand is a game changer to fuel you through busy days. It’s all about planning ahead for no-fuss snacks that will satisfy you until your next meal while avoiding the vending machine, drive-through window, or office break room treats.
Protein, carbohydrates and fats, are the three primary macronutrients. Found in virtually every body part, proteins are the main building blocks of the body. They’re used to make muscles, tendons, organs and skin. Proteins are also used to make enzymes, hormones, and neurotransmitters that serve as important functions for life. All these factors play an important role in the body, and getting a balance of each is important for optimum health as well as results in the gym.
Reading labels is a tricky business. Consumers are more health-conscious than ever so food manufacturers often use misleading tricks to convince people to buy their products. Therefore, it’s essential we know how to sort out the junk from the truly healthy foods with just a glance at the back of packages.
Every four years, millions of us are glued to our televisions to witness the world’s most elite athletes competing at the pinnacle of their sport in the Summer Olympics. It’s a given that Olympic athletes are born with a certain amount of natural talent, but rarely does one make it to the Games without putting in years of blood, sweat and tears to prepare.