We often hear about getting enough protein into our diets, but when is it too much protein?
Registered Dietitian, Ashley Koff lets us know there are four things we need to determine when having protein:
- nutrient balance
- how often you’re having it
According to the CDC, it’s recommended that 10–35% of your daily calories come from protein, which is about 45-50 grams for men and women daily. See what Ashley had to say about choosing complete proteins and more below:
After falling in love with other healthy living blogs and realizing she may have the material to start her own, Alyssa created her health, fitness, and lifestyle blog, Life of bLyss, to chronicle everything “blyssful” in her life (get it? Alyssa + bliss = blyss?). Alyssa’s blog covers her favorite tips and tricks, experiences and misadventures, and her life working in the fitness industry.
According to the CDC, about 600,000 people are affected by heart health in the United States every year.
So what can we do to prevent these issues and help improve our hearts? Instead of just cutting out bad foods, become knowledgeable of which foods are good for your heart so you can make them a part of your families daily diet.
Gina Leslie lives in Newport Beach, CA and runs an online fitness company as Gina the Trainer while also working in sports marketing. Very passionate for health, sports and fitness, Gina loves working hard to help others reach their fitness goals. Her main objective is to help as many people as she can with busy lifestyles to achieve their fitness and health goals through dedication. Gina not only ran in 6 marathons but also competed in a fitness competition.
If you’re in search of a natural detox that doesn’t involve drinking tons of weird concoctions then we have great news! There are plenty of deliciously satisfying foods with surprising detox-friendly properties that will help you boost your energy levels while cleansing your body at the same time.
Brittany Rowley lives in Costa Mesa, California. Brittany went on an archaeological dig in Ecuador before discovering her love for sustainable living. She then traveled to New Zealand to learn more about sustainable living. This is where she discovered her deep concern about our environment and her next endeavor is to find a way to apply herself in conservation and/or preservation. A fun fact about Brittany is that in her backyard she has mini orchard of fruit and nut bearing trees!
Rachel DeVaughn lives in Virginia with her husband and two boys. In her spare time she loves to blog, read, scrapbook, exercise and spend time with her family.
Rachel hasn’t always lived a healthy, active lifestyle. After having her second baby in the summer of 2010, she reached her highest weight of 250 pounds!
Myth: Protein only comes from meat.
Vegetables aren’t always talked about for being a great source of protein, but there are some sneaky ones out there that have a pretty good amount! It’s very easy to get your daily requirement of protein from nuts, beans, grains and green veggies! Here are some plant-based ways to get this essential nutrient:
Megan Mihalko lives in Daytona Beach, FL one mile away from the beach. Her and her step daughter ride their bikes there often. Megan is a stay at home mother because her step daughter has high functioning down syndrome and needs a little more attention. One day Megan walked into her local health food store, Loves Whole Foods and picked up VeganSmart and never tried any other brand of protein because she loved the taste.