This evening I am having Tofu as a main for dinner – because protein is needed after training – and I have been training a lot to lower stress levels of life, a hefty work schedule and for the body and mind and because it’s a great way to stay healthy and its a massive part of my existence- I hope it is for yours too💪💪 oh hey!
Tofu is an epic meat alternative that we Vegans adore 🙌 it is made from soybean curds, it is naturally gluten-free and also low in calories. It contains no cholesterol and is an excellent source of protein, iron, and calcium. Whey hey! Soy is the prime component of tofu and is a complete source of dietary protein, providing all of the essential amino acids one needs in the diet. Can someone give me a hella yeah for TOFU 🙌🌿 there were no animals hurt in the making of the post 😁😝
In Latin ‘Proteios’ means ‘of prime importance’ and it is as protein is the building blocks of life and every single cell in the human body contains it. The basic structure of protein is a chain of amino acids.
Amino acids are classified into three groups:
Essential amino acids cannot be made by the body, and must be supplied by food. They do not need to be eaten at one meal. The balance over the whole day is more important.
Nonessential amino acids are made by the body from essential amino acids or in the normal breakdown of proteins.
Conditional amino acids are needed in times of illness and stress.
We need protein in our day to day diet to help our body repair cells and make new ones. Especially after working out as it’s important for growth and development. Protein foods are broken down into parts called amino acids during digestion. (That’s after we eat!) The human body needs a number of amino acids in large enough amounts to maintain good health and stay fit.
For athletes and fitness enthusiasts that exercise beyond 2–3 hours, they need to provide protein from a dietary source or their body will “borrow” amino acids from muscle tissue. You see the longer you exercise, the more muscle tissue is sacrificed. Which is why is a good idea to ensure that complex carbohydrate and protein intake are both adequate to delay and offset this cannibalisation process of your body eating itself eugh!!!! 😝
Today’s dinner : I have made roasted carrot and potato with chopped spinach, baby tomatoes and tofu with organic date syrup and tahini sprinkled on top! Easy! All served with almond milk 👏✌️🌿