As fitness enthusiasts and athletes, we need protein in our diets. Protein is an important component of every cell in the body and the body uses protein to build and repair muscle tissue. In other words, we can’t maximize strength and muscle growth without adequate protein consumption. However, the quality of protein can make a big difference in how you look and even feel.
Did you know that the only red meat endorsed by the American Diabetes Association for purity is ostrich? Ostrich meat is also recommended by the American Heart Association and American Cancer Association because it is one of the healthiest proteins out there. Ostrich is one of the leanest meats available and the perfect food for anyone taking his or her health and body seriously. You want protein that is low in fat, especially during the post-workout phase. Fats can slow the digestion and absorption of carbohydrates and proteins and can prevent muscle growth and recovery. You also want a consistent diet high in protein and low in carbohydrates and fats to build the perfect, lean physique.
Ostrich meat is a high quality protein without the excess fat. A ostrich meat stick (which you can find at many gyms) can contain essential and non-essential amino acids, with tons of protein (upwards of 15 grams or more). You can find some that are over 95% fat free with zero to minimal carbs and less than a few grams of sugar. They are most likely shelf-stable (require no refrigeration) and are perfect for any setting. You don’t have to worry about filling up a protein shake or carrying a can of tuna around. Ostrich sticks are extremely convenient and portable and fit in your pocket. C’mon…who doesn’t love a high quality protein snack that can fit right in your pocket? In fact, many top athletes, nutritionists, personal trainers and dietitians recommend ostrich meat as a natural source of low-fat protein. If you want the highest quality protein available, go with ostrich meat. Nothing beats the protein.