Unless you have looked it up or tracked with a macro calculator, you might not know what macro nutrients make up your foods.
Eggs are a great source of bioavailable protein and healthy fats but since they only have 6g of protein per egg, just be sure to have more than 2 to have a filling meal! Eggs are a complete protein.
Oats are mostly carbs. That’s why they lead to blood sugar spikes!! They are NOT a good source of protein at all.
Chickpeas… we might hear that they are high in protein but are they really?? NO! They’re mostly carbs! I think this might surprise some people. Chickpeas are not a good source of protein because it doesn’t have a lot AND because plant proteins are not as bioavailable as animal proteins and they’re also incomplete proteins meaning they lack certain amino acids.
And often we hear that peanut butter is a good source of protein but again, the macros don’t lie… peanuts are NOT a good source of protein. Because it is...
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Without adequate stomach acid, we can’t break down proteins.
Stomach acid is what activates a protein-digesting enzyme pepsinogen into its active form, pepsin.
Remember, proteins don’t just build muscle. They break down to form skin, hair, nails, enzymes, hemoglobin, HORMONES & NEUROTRANSMITTERS!!
Lack of adequate protein intake and poor digestion of proteins can set us up for hormone imbalances, mood issues like anxiety/depression, excessive appetite, worsened digestion, bloating, indigestion, burping or gas after meals, nutrient deficiencies, gut flora imbalances, and so much more!
There are a variety of ways to increase stomach acid and you may need to do several of these things but here are some general tips:
1. Get in a rest and digest state
2. Chew 20-30 times per bite
3. Support digestion with Apple Cider Vinegar, digestive bitters, or HCl (please work with a...