Protein is a nutrient that just about everybody could benefit from eating a little more of. Some health benefits of incorporating more protein into your diet include improved muscle mass, weight management, stabilized blood sugar levels, improved mood, increased cognitive thinking, better bone health and a natural remedy for high blood pressure.
The current Daily Value (%DV) for protein is about 50 grams per day, depending on your weight. With protein, it’s important to space out consumption throughout the day so you consume similar portions at each meal. Snacks can be a great way to make sure you’re getting enough protein intake throughout the day.
Snacks like a protein bar or shake might seem like an easy way to get the recommended amount of protein, but you’re better off getting the nutrients from real food. High-protein bars and shakes can often be high in sugar and calories and won’t make you feel full like natural protein will.
As well as being rich sources of protein, nuts are also high in fiber and “good” fats.
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