The Ultimate High-Protein Foods!
Your body is capable of converting protein into glucose and using it for energy (or storing it) if it wants tobut protein is more about growth and repair of cells.
Just about every food has protein in itexcept pure sugar and fats (like butter and oil).
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During digestion, proteins are broken down into their simplest building blocks (amino acids) and reassembled in various ways. (Think Legos here. ) Your body can produce some, but not all, of its own amino acids. The essential amino acids are the ones you have to get in food because your body can’t produce them.
Animal foods are particularly rich sources of proteinand are called complete proteins because they contain all the essential amino acids your body requires. It’s also possible to get all the essential amino acids from plant-based foods when you eat a variety of legumes (beans), whole grains, and nuts throughout the day (see here).
Protein supplements do not build muscle mass. Working out builds muscle mass. Please don’t buy or use these products.