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Blackbrook Nutrition Habits

Step 1/  Drink 1 pint of plain water daily.
Step 2/ Add a healthy fat to breakfast.
Step 3/ Cooked vegetables in the evening.
Step 4/ Raw vegetable at lunch. 
Step 5/ Breakfast protein. 
Step 6/ Evening protein…

This one is extra easy - first we added a cooked vegetable to dinner, now we are ensuring that you are getting a decent protein source with it. Any fresh fish, poultry, or red meat will do.

An animal source of protein is best for this. If you are just not into meat, go for the most complete protein you have available to you.

For a protein source to be complete, it has to contain all nine of the indispensable/essential amino acids. There are actually 20 amino acids, but your body can manufacture the other 11 from the nine essentials.  

There are also many “essential” vitamins the body can’t produce that must be received from food. As an example, vitamin B12 is involved in the function of every cell in the body. It is directly involved in the formation of blood and the function of the brain. B12 is the most common nutritional deficiency in vegetarians, and a deficiency results in a smaller brain, nerve problems, heart palpitations, and stacks of other things... But really, the threat of a smaller brain alone should be a good enough reason to ensure adequate intake… The only real sources of B12 are meat, fish and eggs.

~ Coach Collins

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