Subject: Protein: What You Need to Know, Tips + Meal Ideas


  HealthyEating.org
 
 
Power Up With Protein
 

Protein is a healthy eating buzz word, but do you know the facts to really impact your health?

While most Americans get enough protein in their diets, the latest thinking suggests that higher protein intake can yield health benefits — especially when it's spread between meals and snacks over the course of the day.

Benefits of  Protein

The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) is actually just a minimum amount needed to replace daily losses. More is needed to get health benefits such as:
  • Weight management
  • Satiety
  • Healthy aging
  • Diabetes management and blood sugar control
  • Bone health - read more about the connection between protein and strong bones

Getting More Protein 

Try these protein-packed meals and snacks or these vegetarian options. There may be protein in places you haven't even thought about, for instance, do you know how much protein is in a glass of milk


Protein for Specific Needs
Try these tips with advice for specific needs:

Dairy Council of California

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