You will probably realise that your body needs protein but you may be wondering what it is; protein is contained in many foods and some of the best sources are in poultry, beef, fish, eggs, dairy products and lots more.
When you eat foods and drinks containing protein, the protein helps to build, maintain and replace the tissues in your body including organs, muscles, and your immune system. Your body uses protein to make specialised protein molecules that all have very particular jobs like making haemoglobin which is the the red blood cells that carry oxygen to every area of your body.
Other proteins are used to build cardiac muscle. What’s that? Your heart! In fact, whether you’re running or even relaxing, protein is doing important work like moving your legs, moving your lungs, and protecting you from disease.
Now that you have an idea of the importance of protein, you can focus on eating and drinking the right food and drink.
1 – Turkey and chicken breast
2 – Fishes like tuna, halibut, tuna etc
3 – Cheeses like low fat mozzarella, low fat cheddar etc
4 – Pork loin chops
5 – Low fat lean beef and veal
6 – Tofu
7 – Mature soy beans
8 – Eggs
9 – Yoghurt and milk
10 – nuts and seeds