Everyone knows that protein is necessary for a healthy body, but why exactly is it? Protein is found and used in nearly every part of your body. Protein is used to construct enzymes that are used in many different key chemical reactions, as well as in hemoglobin which carries oxygen in your bloodstream to all areas of your body.
Needless to say, protein is pretty important, so that begs the question: how do you get enough protein? The National Academy of Medicine recommends that adults eat, at least, 7 grams of protein per 20 pounds of weight. Until now there weren’t any specific suggestions of when this protein should be consumed. A study from Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan has been conducted that states, while traditionally protein is consumed in larger amounts at dinner, protein intake should be focused at the start of your day, ideally at breakfast. Eating higher quantities of protein at breakfast, as opposed to dinner, promotes muscle hypertrophy, or an increase in muscle mass.
Not only will eating breakfast provide you with energy and nutrition to go about your day, but, through healthy and educated choices, what you eat for breakfast can have a significant impact on your health. Here are 15 choices for a high protein breakfast that range from on-the-go and easy to more complicated for when you have the time and desire to cook:
|Greek Yogurt Parfait||Chia Seed Pudding||Some Cereals are specifically high in protein|
|Veggie Frittata||Smoked Salmon||Almond or Peanut Butter on Waffle or Piece of Toast|
|Canadian Bacon – made from leaner cuts of pork||Cottage Cheese with Fruit||Add Black Beans to Scrambled Eggs|
|Chicken or Turkey Sausage||Quinoa Porridge||Fruit Smoothie with added supplements or powders|
|Pancakes made with Greek Yogurt||Overnight Oats||
On top of a healthy diet, it’s a good idea to take dietary supplements to ensure you reach your body’s nutritional needs. A high-quality protein powder can be added to many different foods like pancakes, smoothies, and oatmeal. Some other helpful supplements are BodyK’s Vitamin D3 capsules to support your immune system and BodyK’s Multi-Vitamin Complex dietary supplement to support a variety of functions in your body.