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Team BEEF South Dakota

Team BEEF South Dakota is a community of runners who recognize the nutritional benefits of lean beef and the vital role high-quality protein plays in their training.

Protein consists of building blocks called amino acids. A high-quality protein (also known as a complete protein) contains all eight essential amino acids. While protein is not your primary fuel for the actual run, it is part of your nutrient support team. Protein is important for runners because it helps to build and repair muscle, aids muscles in contracting and relaxing, builds ligaments and tendons that hold muscles and support bone, and assists with recovery by preventing muscle breakdown.

In December 2015 you can register to become a member of Team BEEF South Dakota for the 2016 year!


Source:  South Dakota Beef Council, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics