Beneficial Foods : Beneficial Food Recommendations Essay

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Beneficial Food Recommendations:
Include 4 oz of protein-rich food at least twice a day
This should be roughly the size of a deck of cards. Healthy protein-rich foods include organic, pasture-raised meats, poultry, wild-caught fish, fermented soy, eggs, dairy, nuts, seeds, legumes and beans. For added nutrients and easily absorbable protein, micro-proteins such as blue green algaes, bee pollen, brewers yeast, royal jelly, barley greens, wheatgrass juice, alfalfa juice and alfalfa greens can be great addition to a smoothie. 
Why is protein important? Protein-rich foods are made of amino acids and are the building blocks for structural components within the body. These foods have an anabolic influence and will be of benefit in repairing and recovering from malnutrition from chronic stress (Hawthorn University, 2014). Due to nutritional deficiencies, stress and digestive distress, I recommend Esmahan focus on foods supportive of a anabolic diet or building diet direction and increase her intake of protein-rich foods at each meal. At this time, she likely unable to tolerate a catabolic or cleansing diet, as a cleansing diet may stimulate the release of toxins that have been stored from her current poor diet and environmental toxins that she may not be strong enough for. The recommended macronutrient ratio for an anabolic diet direction is 40% carbohydrates, 30% fat and 30% protein (Hawthorn University, 2014). These anabolic foods will provide essential amino acids allowing for…

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