What are they for?
Proteins help re-build and repair the body’s tissues. Muscle tissue depends on protein to repair the damaged one during exercise. Most people get more than enough protein from the food they eat.
High quality, lean choices of meat/protein are listed on the right. Making lean choices will provide you with the ingredients you need for re-building your muscle. Each ounce of meat will provide you with approximately 7 grams of protein (ex. 4 ounces of chicken breast = 28 grams of protein).
**Note: you also get protein from grains, nuts, beans and vegetables, although it must be consumed in combination in order to be high quality or “complete”**