Chapter 7 – Protein, Vegetarian Diets, and Eat to Compete

Protein is best used for vital body functions—eat just enough for your lifestyle needs. Many individuals choose to omit animal proteins, we will explore how they get enough protein to meet their needs. Some dieters use protein bars as a prime part of their diet, with the hopes of slimming their waistlines. Exercise cafes serve protein shakes to many of their patrons, who drink them for building muscle and enhancing exercise recovery. We will explore these concepts as we separate facts from fiction regarding protein’s role in our body.