Protein has been the nutrient everyone seems to want for some time now. Can you believe that next to water, protein is the most plentiful stuff in your body.
Most of us associate protein with muscles, but protein also supports our bones, brain cells, blood, skin, hair and finger nails. Does that mean you should load up on an all-protein diet for shiny hair and luxurious nails? No, but you should eat enough protein to meet your body’s unique needs to do all that tissue building, rebuilding and maintenance.
Horizon organic milk boxes, bulk-bin trail mix, CLIF SHOT Roks, hard-boiled eggs, CLIF Builder’s Bars, string cheese and edamame can be great on-the-go protein snacks.
Protein happens to be one of your most versatile nutrients with many responsibilities. Some of protein’s jobs may surprise you. It supplies valuable enzymes that help regulate bodily functions. It acts as a “bus driver” transporting nutrients, oxygen, and waste throughout the body. It supplies collagen to connective tissue, skin, hair and finger nails. One of its most well-known responsibilities is maintaining our healthy muscles.