~~WELLNESS TIP~~


Grilled Chicken Fattoush Salad
Grilled Chicken Fattoush Salad (Photo credit: TheCulinaryGeek)

Food Tip Keep muscle mass intact! Protein-packed foods like fish, chicken, tofu and egg whites help stave off age- or diet-related muscle loss.

Salade de jambon cru et saumon fumé. (salad of...
Salade de jambon cru et saumon fumé. (salad of ham and smoked salmon) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dieting can make you lose muscle as well as fat. To help prevent muscle loss, fill your plate with leucine-rich protein. Leucine is an essential amino acid that can help you burn fat while maintaining lean muscle tissue. Because the human body cannot manufacture leucine, you must get it in your diet. Great sources of leucine are fish, tofu, egg whites fish and chicken.

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