Protein is a big part of the Better Body System meal plan, and at Yoli, we know that quality is just as important as quantity. Here are some tips for choosing quality protein sources!
Read the label.
A lot of protein sources either don’t have labels or contain just one ingredient—chicken, for example—but others have longer nutritional labels that you should take into consideration.
Let’s take Greek yogurt, for example. Greek yogurt is almost always marketed as a healthy option, but some brands and flavors of Greek yogurt are filled with as much sugar as a doughnut! That’s why it’s so important to read the nutrition facts. Be choosy about what you buy and read the label to make sure you know what you’re getting.
Consider other nutrients.
As you choose your protein sources, consider what other nutrients they offer. For example, salmon will provide you with both protein and omega-3 fatty acids, so it’s a great option. If you need to add more calcium to your diet, Greek yogurt and cheese can help with that. Edamame is a good source of vitamin C, iron, and magnesium. By considering the full nutrient profile of different protein options, you’ll be able to select the best option for you!
Try new things.
Your 28 Day Transformation brochure is full of great BBS-approved protein options, so if you’re used to eating the same few things, try branching out for a broader range of nutrients! Chickpeas, edamame, hummus, lentils, and tempeh are just a few of the protein options that you may be less familiar with. Go through the brochure and try a few new things. You never know what may become your new favorite!
At Yoli, quality is always our priority, and YES is no exception. YES is a high-quality shake that offers twelve grams of whey protein and a nutrient-dense blend of fruit and vegetables called LeanImmune. PuraWhey, our minimally-processed whey protein blend, is sourced from grass-fed cows that are not given hormones or antibiotics, so you can rest easy knowing that you’re enjoying high-quality protein!
Protein plays a big role in transforming your life, so use this guide to select quality options. For more tips for success on the Better Body System, subscribe to the blog and check out our Facebook page!