Protein is extremely important when it comes to having a healthy balanced diet.
The main function of protein is to repair and build bodily tissues such as your bones and muscles. Protein helps repair your muscles fibres which eliminates the possibility of injury and soreness after exercise.
Another fun fact about Protein
Protein can influence the hormones that control your appetite. This is due to your body feeling more full after consuming protein, which results in less likelihood to over eat.
More about protein
Protein can be used as an energy source but it isn’t recommended, as proteins absorb in the digestive system at a very slow rate. This means that the exercise you would be required to perform would have to be at a very low intensity.
Protein can be found in many foods such as chicken, eggs, almonds, chia seeds and quinoa.
A great breakfast meal to start off your day is an omelette – this meal is a great source of protein and is absolutely delicious.
A great option for lunch which contains protein could be a salad of your choice with cooked slices of chicken breast or even adding salmon which is a very rich source of protein.