What Exactly Is Lean Protein and How To Incorporate It Into Your Diet?
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What Exactly is Lean Protein?
What Are The Best Sources for Lean Protein?
How Do You Incorporate Lean Proteins Into Your Diet?
What exactly is a lean protein?
Lean protein has a lesser amount of fat, particularly less than 10 grams of total fat per 100 grams. [ https://health.gov/sites/default/files/2019-09/2015-2020_Dietary_Guidelines.pdf; ]
What are some of the best options for lean protein for someone looking to gain muscle?
Egg whites - Egg white has no cholesterol, but has a high biological protein profile, making it suitable for building muscle at the age of 40.
Chicken Breast, no skin - Chicken breast has a substantial amount of protein with less fat. A quarter of breast (155 grams) has 46.8 grams of protein and 5.46 grams of fat.
Non-Fat Milk - Milk is a complete food with an ample amount of macros (carbs, fat, and protein). Choosing a lesser fat variety not only reduces fat and cholesterol, it also has lesser calories for weight management.
How Do You Incorporate Lean Proteins Into Your Daily Diet?
Combine these proteins with high-fiber foods such as wholesome carbs, fruits, and veggies. They can be incorporated as a pre-workout or postworkout meal.
Examples would be non-fat milk and whole wheat cereals for pre-workout, then a roasted chicken salad as a post-workout meal.
This weeks mailbag was done by Catherine Gervacio, Registered Dietician, for Living.Fit