Cottage cheese makes the list of excellent sources of protein. Eat it on its own, add some fruit or veggies, or treat it like spread. You can add herbs and some lemon juice to pump up the flavor.
Eat Protein, Fight Off Cold and Flu Season
Put pumpkin seeds to good use -- lightly drizzle them with olive oil and sprinkle on some salt for a high-protein roasted seed you can add to soups and salads. Or, just snack on them alone.
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We've all heard that vitamin C may help shorten the length of a cold, but did you know protein helps build a healthy immune system?
Protein is a big player in our bodies' health and function, doing everything from helping us walk to reading our DNA. When an infection enters the body, proteins called antibodies go to battle. That means when you have chicken with your salad at lunch, you're feeding your body the nutrients it needs to build more proteins that help you stay healthy.
With winter in full swing and stress levels on the rise (another immunity sapper), incorporate protein into your diet as one way to help protect against colds and flu.
Check out the slideshow above for protein-packed foods that can help stave off the sniffles.