Easy Fix for Your Families Morning Protein Shortfall
Most people load up on protein in the evening, leaving their mornings lower in the nutrient more likely to keep them full. In fact, Americans get on average 13 grams of protein at breakfast, yet many experts now recommend getting 25-30 grams at each meal.Backloading protein at dinner can affect how your body uses it, which is why experts suggest making the most of your protein and spacing out your intake of this important nutrient throughout the day.
“Eating a protein-rich breakfast with milk can help energize your morning. Plus you’ll feel fuller longer so you can focus on the things you want to accomplish,” said, MS, RD. “Not only is milk an ideal way to get high-quality protein, it also gives you many other essential nutrients you need, like calcium, vitamin D and potassium.”
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