Thursday, August 28, 2014

PROTEIN AS A BUILDING AND REPAIR TOOL

Protein is an important part of the diet and one of the main reasons is that protein helps to build and repair our body tissues. Be sure you are getting an adequate amount of protein in your diet. Following is a partial list of protein-rich foods:

  • Meat
  • Poultry
  • Fish
  • Dairy Products
  • Eggs
  • Beans
  • Nuts
That list is probably not intimidating to most of you, in fact you are probably thinking that is a pretty tasty list. For me it is a challenge. I don't really like meat but can eat a little. I never allow poultry in my mouth, hate fish, don't drink milk although I do love cheese, and I can stomach a scrambled or deviled egg once in awhile. I do enjoy beans and nuts. I know you don't care about my likes and dislikes but I am telling you this to say I spent over 60 years of my life avoiding those foods. I am convinced that has played a roll in my being diagnosed with diabetes in my 60s. Don't be like me, eat your protein!


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