Protein is a super nutrient and is known for providing the building blocks of the body. Protein is also essential for keeping your health in tip top shape along with contributing to the growth maintenance of muscle mass and we're not talking about building t-shirt Arnie, but general all round strength to give your best every day.
Did you know? After water, protein is the most valuable substance you can consume!
So, how can protein benefit me?
Proteins offer a number of benefits to your general health and well being. Check out some of the main benefits of this super nutrient:
- Proteins supply you body with a vital energy source after you have used your carbohydrates and fat energy sources.
- Proteins consist of a collection of essential amino acids that your body cannot naturally produce meaning you need to get your hit of these vital amino acids from foods (and protein rich drinks like ours!).
- Amino acids are used by your body to build cells, make blood and replace and repair body tissues.
- Beauty? Really? Yes, really...Protein is the structural component of your skin, hair and eyes and a diet rich in protein can support these along with other vital parts of your body.
Check out some of the functions of proteins.
|Antibody||Antibodies provide your defence shield and protect the body from bacteria and viruses.|
|Enzyme||Enzymes are hard working biological catalysts and are important in respiration. They also read the genetic information within our DNA to help make new molecules.|
|Messenger||Proteins help transmit signals between cells, tissue and organs to help with biological function.|
|Structural||Proteins help provide a firm structure and support for other cells and enabling the body to operate and create movement!|
|Transport/storage||Protein also acts as a transportation unit carrying atoms and small molecules around the body.|
Examples of protein rich foods are:
|Food||Grams of Protein|
|1 glass of milk||8g|
|Skinless Turkey/Chicken (100g)||30g|
|Skinless Chicken breast (586g)||17g|
|100g Salmon also high in omega 3||26g|
|100g Lean beef (less than 5% fat)||36g|
|28g almonds, sunflower seeds||6g|
|28g flax seed||5g|
|100g Cheddar cheese - limit amount due to high fat content||25g|
Each of our high protein drinks offer additional functional benefits to suit you and your needs whether you are looking to fight of hunger, build muscle, lose weight or improve your overall health.
|Our drinks||Grams of Protein|
|GoHealth Joint Protect||15g|
|Collagen+ Beauty Milk||12g|