Basic Information on Proteins

The primary benefit of proteins is that they are used to regenerate and repair body tissue, especially muscle tissue.  Proteins are also essential for creating infection-fighting antibodies.  Our skin, muscles, hair, nails and eyes are mostly comprised of protein.  When you begin exercising it is important to increase your protein intake to provide your body with adequate nutrients for muscle growth and repair.

Good Sources of Protein:

Fish

Lean Beef

Chicken

Eggs

Low Fat Milk

Soy

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