What You Need To Know About Protein

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By Lydia Wallie, Nutritional Director

Healthy proteins do most of the work in cells and are required for the structure, function, and regulation of the body’s tissues and organs. They are the building blocks of our body so it’s important that they be healthy so we can build strong tissues and organs that are resistant to disease. The healthiest proteins will be as close to their original form as possible. The least processed, the better!

Nutritious protein options

  • Organic grass-fed beef

  • Wild meats

  • Organic pasture-raised poultry

  • Organic, whole, raw, or cultured dairy products, especially raw goat and sheep cheese

  • Organic pasture-raised lamb

  • Organic pasture-raised eggs

  • Low-toxicity, sustainable, wild seafood

  • Collagen powder (Vital Proteins or Custom Collagen brand)

Proteins to avoid

  • Protein shakes, cookies, or bars (these can be high in carbs, sugar, artificial sweeteners and additional processed ingredients which makes them addictive)

  • Soy that’s not organic and fermented

  • Pasteurized homogenized milk

  • Conventional cheese

  • Farmed seafood

Your next step: On a scale of 1-10 (10 being the best), how would you rate the quality of the protein you’re consuming? What's one simple action you can take this week to improve your rating?