Protein plays an essential role in repairing and rebuilding the muscles.
Every meal and snack should have a good source of protein (chicken, fish, tofu, milk, beans, nuts, cheese, eggs, etc. If you are trying to lose weight making sure you have protein consistently at meals and snacks is important, for protein takes longer to digest compared to carbohydrates making you feel satisfied for a longer time, which may assist in weight loss.
Did you know carbohydrates offer protein?
Complex carbs such as oatmeal, whole grain bread, brown rice and quinoa also offer protein, as well as fiber. While these should not be your primary sources of protein, complex carbohydrates can help you meet your recommended protein intake. They can also keep you satisfied for a longer time than simple carbohydrates, which can help assist with weight loss.