Protein, which derives from the Greek term proteios and means “first place” or “primary,” is essential to good health, and its etymology well reflects protein’s status in human nutrition. You need protein to make, maintain, and repair hair, blood, connective tissue, antibodies, enzymes, and more. A diet that is high in protein may also help lower blood pressure and fight diabetes. Such a diet will likely have you eating less because you will feel fuller longer while it speeds up your metabolism. This way you may lose weight and belly fat while increasing muscle mass and strength.
One can always find something to be thankful for, and hopefully this year, you will gather around the dining room table with family – who are in your bubble – and maybe a friend or two, to mark the special day on the calendar, while counting your blessings.