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How can I get more protein in my diet?

Dr. Rovenia Brock, PhD
Nutrition & Dietetics
The more lean muscle you build, the more efficiently your body burns fat and calories, even while you sleep. To do this, you’ll need to add some protein to every meal.

Eat lean meats, fish, chicken, turkey, beans, and eggs, but don’t overlook vegetarian options like nuts, quinoa (a whole grain and complete protein source), spelt (a high-protein grain that looks like wheat), and wheat berries (a whole-grain form of wheat) -- rich in protein, iron, and vitamin E, which protects your cells, and magnesium, which makes healthy muscles and bones.

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