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Protein: Your Secret Weapon to Staying On Point Through the Holidays

As the holidays really begin to gear up, we can all struggle with overeating and overindulging. However, if you want to stay on track and focused through the holiday season, we have good news: you can thanks to your secret weapon, protein. 

Protein plays several important roles in maintaining health, especially during the holiday season.

Satiety: Including protein in meals helps you feel full and satisfied. This can prevent overeating or excessive snacking on high-calorie, low-nutrient foods often hanging around during holiday gatherings.

Metabolism and Weight Management: Protein has a higher thermic effect compared to fats or carbs, meaning your body burns more calories digesting and metabolizing it. This can support weight management and help mitigate the impact of indulgent holiday meals.

Muscle Maintenance: During busy or stressful times, maintaining adequate protein intake supports muscle health and recovery. It’s particularly important if you’re active or engage in exercise routines during the holidays. You have to keep those muscles fed! 

Blood Sugar Regulation: Consuming protein alongside carbs can slow down the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream, helping to stabilize blood sugar levels. This can be helpful when enjoying holiday treats that are high in carbs.

Immune Function: Protein is essential for the proper functioning of your immune system. It supports the production of antibodies and immune cells, which is crucial during colder months when the risk of illness is higher.

Nutrient Density: Many protein-rich foods also contain essential nutrients like vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that contribute to overall health and immunity.

Incorporating protein-rich foods like lean meats, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy products, legumes, nuts, and seeds into your holiday meals and snacks can help balance your food intake and support overall health during this festive season.

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