The Importance of Lean Protein in Your Diet

Everyone needs protein to live. After all, protein is a component of every cell in your body!


Did you know that your hair and nails are mostly made of protein? Protein is also responsible for building bones, muscles, cartilage, skin and blood. It’s got other important functions as well: helping your body build and repair tissue, plus making enzymes, hormones and other body chemicals allowing you to function.


Unlike carbs and fat, your body doesn’t store protein, so it needs a consistent supply through the foods you eat regularly.


Foods rich in protein include meat, milk, fish, soy, eggs, beans, and nuts.


Werling & Sons, a family-run company in Ohio, makes canned meats that every pantry should have on hand for days and times when stores are closed and/or the weather is bad. Werling & Sons canned chicken with broth is a great source of lean protein, for instance, and is easy to serve—no fuss, no muss. Open the can, pour the contents into a bowl, heat it up, and you’ve have a tasty meal or snack ready to be consumed!
One 28-ounce can of Werling & Sons chicken has 11 grams of protein in it. Nice!


Meanwhile, the company also sells beef, turkey and pork—other great sources of lean protein in case you’re not a fan of chicken.


Canned meat has a long shelf life, so buy it today and use it tomorrow, or next month, or next year! Under proper storage conditions, the expected shelf life of the product is 5 years. According to Werling & Sons, “The old rule of thumb is that as long as the integrity of the can is still good, the product inside the can is still good.”



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