The Importance of Protein

The Importance of Protein

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As a trainer, I concentrate on muscle toning and cardiac exercise, but there is another dimension to my work. I may need to counsel an overweight client on better nutrition and eating habits. It surprises me that many do not get enough protein. They run out of steam in the middle of the session and we have to take time for the client to rest and gather up additional energy. The gym sells protein powder but most fear weight gain. This is not the case. If you do not ingest enough natural protein, you will burn muscle tissue. So, you must make up for your lack somehow. Many of these powders can be mixed with skim milk or plain water to keep calories at bay. You can opt for protein bars right before your workout. I don’t prefer the extra sugar and carb content, but if it is an emergency, so be it.

This is not a big issue for me as I cook for myself in my small but well-organized kitchen. I prep my meals in advance and include a generous portion of protein either in the form of meat, chicken, or fish. I have the greatest new touchless faucet from https://www.kitchenfaucetdepot.net/, so it is easy to hold something in one hand and activate the faucet without dropping what is in the other. It makes for faster prepping as I don’t have to put things down to turn the faucet on and off. You can’t just let it run and waste water—not to mention pump up your water bill. In fact, when I work with meat or poultry, I do not want to touch the faucet with dirty raw meat hands. Then I simply must drop everything and clean it. This is one of the great rules of working in the kitchen. It also applies to cutting boards (especially wood) and countertops. It is an obligation of cooks who want to keep themselves and their families healthy. Salmonella can enter on little cat feet—sneakily so to speak. You must keep after it.

It is a godsend to have a touchless sensor kitchen faucet and it was well worth the expenditure. Have you seen the great design? I hated having an old one that had no special features. The problem is that most faucets last for years and it is hard to justify the expense of replacement. Getting a water filter is a good one.  Once I saw the ad on TV however, I was hooked. I saw myself juggling ingredients for my meals and coping easily with the new style faucet. I think they look best in polished chrome. Why not match it to your cabinet pulls? Coordination is now completely possible with the new appliance finishes. Ultra-modern and sleek are the bywords of the industry. Designers are working overtime to give us a reason to spend. It is a must in this day and age to have a well-appointed kitchen.