Protein schmotein…or not?
Protein is getting a ton of hype again in the fitness, wellness, and foodie communities. So, is the hype real?
Per the USDA, on average, an adult in the United States typically consumes around 15% to 16% of their daily caloric intake from protein.
But ask any of your regular gym bros, your savvier traditional med doctors, or any random IG fitness influencer with a six-pack, and they’ll tell you that getting closer to 30% of your calories from protein is a better percentage for losing fat, maintaining muscle mass, and even building more muscle!
Now, here’s the rub…
You really like whole foods. You enjoy getting your delicious calories from natural protein sources not “franken-foods”. So if you’re like many Americans, how can you essentially double your protein intake?
Uh, hi! We’re right here!
- Our Baked Cod with Compound Cajun Butter has 42g of Protein
- Green Chile Chicken Over Jasmine Rice has 52g of Protein
- 1/2 lb Korean Beef BBQ has 44g of Protein
- Our Grilled Salmon served with buttered green beans and salsa verde has 42g of Protein
- Our 1/2 lb Grilled chicken is marinated with thyme, kosher salt, and fresh ground black pepper and has a whopping 78g of Protein!
Getting enough protein on your own can be tough, and let’s be honest—kinda gross.
But ordering healthy, chef-prepared, protein-packed meals that are ready to eat when you are online?
That’s Zedric’s 😎
Now here’s some science for the nerds: ⬇️
Supports Muscle Health and Growth Protein is a crucial component for muscle development and maintenance. Consuming an adequate amount of protein can help individuals of all ages and activity levels maintain and build lean muscle mass. This is particularly important for those who are physically active, as protein aids in recovery and muscle repair after exercise.
Satiety and Weight Management Protein-rich foods are known for their ability to promote feelings of fullness and reduce overall calorie intake. When people include more protein in their diets, they often experience decreased hunger and are less likely to snack on high-calorie, unhealthy foods. This can be a valuable tool in weight management and achieving a healthier body composition.
Boosts Metabolism and Overall Health Protein plays a role in several metabolic processes in the body. It can increase the thermic effect of food (TEF), meaning the body burns more calories during digestion and absorption of protein compared to carbohydrates and fats. Additionally, protein can help regulate blood sugar levels and support a healthy immune system.