Lean meats. Search the internet for "best sources of protein," and 9 times out of 10, lean meats like turkey breast, chicken breast, pork chops, beef and veal will top the lists. For vegetarians, trying to track down protein-rich meals and snacks can be a little deflating.
It takes a village to get 2013 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jeremy Jones up and down a mountain. He spends months, if not years, studying maps and tracking weather patterns. He recruits snowboarding partners and avalanche experts.
After water, protein is the most plentiful substance in your body. Every part that makes you, well, you – your eyes, your skin, your muscles, your blood, even your bones – is made up of cells that contain protein.
We recently sat down with APG Athlete Ambassador Jeremy Jones to learn about what motivates and fuels him in the backcountry. Always on the move, Jeremy is currently exploring the Nepalese high mountains and backcountry while filming his upcoming movie, Higher.
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