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National Protein Day-February 27th!

Our bodies crave protein. It’s a “macronutrient” after all. National Protein Day, on February 27, focuses on the health benefits of one of the body’s most basic building blocks.

Remember, protein helps develop bones, skin, cartilage, and blood — while promoting weight loss and increased muscle mass. It can also help us stay fit throughout all stages of life. High-protein foods include everything from salmon to pumpkin seeds. 

5 Great Sources of Protein

Eggs

Quinoa

Broccoli

Fish

Pumpkin Seeds

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Easy 4-Ingredient No-Bake Protein Bars

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Protein Facts

Protein is all through our body

Muscles? Definitely. But also in our bones, skin, hair, and virtually every other body part or tissue. That’s why protein intake is so important to maintaining good health.

It's readily available

Sources include fish, poultry, beans, nuts, dairy, vegetables and more. 

It helps us lose weight

Since protein increases metabolism, it provides energy to help us naturally burn calories. Replacing fat and carbs with protein suppresses appetite-increasing hormones — steering us away from those ominous late-night snacks.