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8 Unconventional Protein Sources and Tips to Add More Protein to Your Diet

8 Unconventional Protein Sources and Tips to Add More Protein to Your Diet

Protein is present in every cell, and it plays an important role in the body’s ability to grow, stay healthy and repair itself. It’s also the most satiating macronutrient, which makes it an especially important part of a diet when you’re trying to lose weight. While protein deficiencies are rare in the U.S., according to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA), your protein intake can easily fall by the wayside if you eat a restrictive or carbohydrate-heavy diet. For optimum wellness, the DGA recommends that adults’ diets consist of 10 to 35 percent protein from nutritious sources. When you think of protein sources, chicken, eggs, meat and protein shakes may come to mind. But there are other ways to incorporate protein in your diet too. Read on to learn about some other foods that can help you meet your protein needs.



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