Everywhere you go, you hear the unmistakable sound of someone shaking their bottle of protein powder mix. Protein supplements are all the rage, but do you actually need it? In most cases, you’ll find that you’re getting the protein you need from the food you eat daily.
Do you know how much protein you’re eating? Eating a 500g steak does not mean that you’re getting 500g’s worth of protein.
Amino acids are important for many of our bodily functions such as repair, rebuilding, and even protection. It’s no wonder that they are referred to as the building blocks of protein! You can get essential amino acids from eating animal-based protein such as meat, eggs and dairy. However, vegans and vegetarians don’t fret! Nuts and legumes have abundant amounts of amino acids, and so does soy protein.
Click on the photo on the left for a quick cheat sheet of protein-rich foods that provide approximately 10g of protein per serve. Remember to mix and match your foods to always have a balanced and nutritious meal.