Have You Had Your Protein Today?

Updated: Jan 12

Do you have recurring wounds or wounds that will not heal or did you just have surgery?

EAT. YOUR. PROTEIN.


Protein is an important component of every cell in the body. Your body uses protein to build and repair tissues. You also use protein to make enzymes, hormones and other body chemicals. Protein is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood and also helps fight infection, balance body fluids, and carry oxygen through your body and assists with blood circulation.


High Protein Foods:


Almonds

Artichokes

Asparagus

Avocados

Black beans

Beef

Broccoli

Brussel sprouts

Cauliflower

Cheese

Chia seeds

Chicken breast skinless

Chickpeas

Chinese cabbage

Corn

Cottage cheese

Edamame pods

Eggs

Greek yogurt

Guava

Halibut

Hemp seeds

Legumes

Lentils

Lima beans

Milk

Oats

Peas

Peanut butter

Pistachios

Pork

Potatoes with skin

Pumpkin seeds

Quinoa

Salmon

Spelt

Spirulina

Sun-dried tomatoes

Teff

Tempeh

Tofu

Tuna

Turkey

Watercress


Alternate options:

Whey powder protein

Low sugar protein shakes


Protein Guide:

Do not consume more than 56 grams per day for the average sedentary man

Do not consume more than 46 grams per day for the average sedentary woman


Just like anything else, moderation unless you are very active.

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This is an awareness article for educational purposes


Written by Denise Panter-Fixsen

Edited by Brindley Kons

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