Protein is a nutrient many of us associate with ripped body builders and regular gym goers. But there’s far more to this nutrient than simply building strong muscles. Better still, you don’t need to eat loads of steak, survive on egg-white omelettes or down pints of milk or protein shakes to get enough.
There’s one food that’s often forgotten about when it comes to providing a protein hit. It’s a great source of many other essential nutrients, too. And it’s a food that health experts agree we should eat more frequently.
It’s also important to look at what else protein is packaged with in foods – and that’s where fish really shines. Unlike many other animal sources of protein, most white...Read More
Another benefit to choosing fish more often to boost protein intakes, is that it comes with a wide range of other vitamins and minerals. Amounts vary depending on the variety but...Read More
Health organisations around the world agree that for many of us, eating less red meat, and especially processed meat, can help reduce the risk of bowel cancer12,13,14. In the UK...Read More
In the UK, most of us get enough protein in our diet. Health guidelines recommend we should have about 50g a day17. In fact, figures from the National Diet and...Read More
Most teenagers get enough protein in their diet but poor eating habits, constantly snacking rather than eating meals and skipping meals becomes more common during these years. It’s also a...Read More
Studies show that we start to lose muscle by the time we are in our 30’s. How quickly this happens depends on how active we are – if we’re inactive...Read More
As we get older, our muscle mass and strength continues to decline naturally. This is known as sarcopenia and it often accelerates once we reach our mid 60’s. One of...Read More
Health experts recommend everyone has two servings of fish each week, one of which should be oily such as mackerel, sardines, herring, kippers, trout or salmon. A serving when cooked...Read More
Ensuring muscles are strong helps to boost our metabolic rate – the rate at which the body burns calories. This means the more muscle we have, the more calories we...Read More
Most of us already consume more than enough protein to support working out in the gym for an hour, doing an exercise class such as Zumba, or going for a...Read More
During pregnancy the need for protein increases in order to support the growth of the developing baby19. Breastfeeding mums also need more protein to produce a good quality breast milk...Read More