If you’ve been following the OGX Meal Plan, you’ve probably encountered a great variety of delicious food, most of it rich in proteins. But, do you know how these ingredients are helping your body to succeed in the X Challenge?
Proteins are one of the building blocks of muscles and bones. When you workout, you’re breaking your muscles down, and an efficient and quick mode to rebuild them is to give your body the necessary amount of protein.
Apart from its regenerating properties, protein also helps to eat less. It suppresses hunger and boosts the satiety hormone, making you feel full but not tired as you’d do with carbs or fats.
Now that you know these facts, we have two news for you. The bad news is that our bodies can’t store protein, which means that when we exercise, we don’t have any reservoir to regenerate our muscle tissue. The good news is that there are plenty of sources where you can get the protein you need to lose fat and gain muscle. The best part? Most of them are right in your kitchen and are the perfect ingredient to add to any meal plan!
Seafood is not only high in protein but also very low in fats. Fish like salmon and tuna, also contain omega-3, a healthy fatty acid for your heart.
With twice as much protein than any other regular yogurt, Greek yogurt also provides you with calcium to support your bones and probiotic bacteria to promote your gut health.
Any type of beans gives you approximately 10 grams of protein per serving. Black beans, particularly, provide a high amount of fiber, that satiates our hunger faster and reduces our insulin sensitivity.
Broccoli does not only provides you with high protein levels. A cup of this green gives you over 100% of your daily need of vitamins C and K to protect your immune system.
For vegetarians, or people looking to reduce their meat and poultry intake, tofu has become one of the leading alternatives as a high protein source. It is extremely low in carbs and it provides you with less than 90 calories per serving.
There you go. These foods are not only giving you the right amount of proteins you need after any workout, but they have added benefits like fiber and vitamins. The best part of it is that they are versatile, and can be prepared in a dozen different ways, so you never get tired of eating them.
ORGANO™ also has two amazing protein sources that work as meal replacements when following the OGX Meal Plan: The OGX FENIX™ Nutritional Shakes contain all the nutrition you need to lose weight in a healthy way and the potential to transform your lifestyle. Mix 1 scoop with 8-10 oz. of non-fat milk, create smoothies by adding fruit and vegetables, or follow one of our shake bar recipes to get the best out of this protein, vitamins, minerals, and prebiotic fiber blends!
Now, let us know, what is your favorite recipe when preparing a meal rich in protein?
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