Jake: Hey, I’m Jake of Body by Jake and here is your nutrition tip of the day. I’ve got one for Dr. P. I never try to stump you, but you know, sometimes it’s the simplicity of it. All right, and here’s one, what is protein, and what does it do to my body?
Dr. P.: How about that, right?
Protein repairs muscle tissue, that’s it’s job. We go to the gym, we work out, we train, we break down muscle tissue. It just doesn’t naturally repair. We got to eat something to fix it. What fixes it? What repairs muscle tissue is protein.
Protein is one of the three macronutrients we consume: fats, proteins and carbohydrates. There’s four calories in one gram of protein. Like there is four calories than one gram of carbohydrate, but nine calories in a gram of fat. Big energy source.
How can we look for protein? What do we look for? I always tell my patients look for meat with eyes. This is the chicken, fish, steak, turkey, eggs, nuts and seeds (a separate category), but still a fat and protein grouping. So if it’s got a heartbeat, if it can run, if it can swim, which you can find in the woods, it’s a protein.
Everything else is a sugar. Though in vegetarian world there are combinations of beans and legumes that create complete protein chains, but they’re still in a base of sugar. So be careful, manage your proteins. And keep it simple. I always just say protein is meat with eyes, chicken, fish, steak, turkey eggs.
Jake: Love it. Dr. P! Always buddy. Great! Stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit. It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit. Don’t quit. Have a great day.