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Protein and Runners, Add These Into Your Shopping Cart!

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Protein is an essential nutrient that is responsible for a host of activities in the body. Protein is crucial to the regulation and maintenance of the body and plays a role in blood clotting, fluid balance, hormone and enzyme production, and cell repair.


Athletes such as runners may require protein to aid in an elevated level of functioning and possibly adaptation to the exercise stimulus as studies show that athletes will likely benefit from diets containing more protein.

Who what are some ways to get some protein in you?

Meat Options

Chicken Breast

  • 3 ounces of chicken breast has 27 grams of protein

Pork

  • 3 ounces of pork has 22.2 grams of protein

Turkey Breast

  • 3 ounces of turkey breast has 26 grams of protein

Salmon

  • 3 ounces of salmon has 22 grams of protein

 

Non Meat Options

Tofu

  • 1 cup of tofu has 20 grams of protein

Lentils

  • 1 cup of lentils has 18 grams of protein

Chickpeas

  • 1 cup of chickpeas has 12 grams of protein

Eggs

  • 1 cup chopped up has 17 grams of protein

QOTD: How do you get your protein in?

 

Sources:
https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002467.htm
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22150425
http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/7550257
http://caloriecount.com

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7 thoughts on “Protein and Runners, Add These Into Your Shopping Cart!

  1. BIG fan of meat proteins here after having been a vegetarian early on in life… I must be making up for those years now! We have just purchased a BBQ for our new apartment and loving that!

    I also eat lots of eggs, egg whites, and various protein powders… just adding Greek yogurt and beans back to my diet too.

  2. I’m a big fan of meat like chicken and especially pork for protein. I am not a big fan of eggs but try to hard boil some at the beginning of the week to have options. I also eat a lot of beans and lentils because, yum!

  3. I don’t really love meat, but I do try to make a lean protein for every dinner. Eggs are awesome, but Mr PugRunner likes to only have them once a week, and I hate making them for just me. Lentils are another favorite.

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