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Idiot's Guides: The Anti-Inflammation Diet, Second Edition by Heidi McIndoo MS RD LDN, Dr. Dr. P. Cannon

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CHAPTER9

Protein Pointers

In This Chapter

  • Animal and plant sources of protein
  • Protein-packed soy products
  • Wonder-food legumes
  • Anti-inflammation diet recipes

Along with carbohydrates and fats, protein is an important macronutrient in the human diet. Among many other things, it supplies your body with the essential amino acids it needs.

Not getting enough protein can lead to a host of problems and actually can be fatal if your body doesn’t get the material it needs to construct its own proteins. However, for most of us, the danger isn’t protein deficiency. It’s getting too much of a good thing—along with the harmful fats that come with it.

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