Protein provides the amino acids that are important for growth, maintenance and repair of the body’s cells and muscles.
Proteins are made up of amino acids. There are 20 different amino acids, 9 amino acids are called ‘essential’ as we can only obtain them from our diet. The others our body can make itself. These 9 amino acids can be found in red meat, poultry, fish/seafood, milk and milk products, eggs, quinoa and tofu.
Protein also helps us to feel full for longer so it is important to include protein at all your meals and ideally in your snacks too! It will help you manage your hunger throughout the day and prevent unhealthy snacking! An easy way to get protein in is to add a protein powder to your porridge, smoothie etc. DediKate Members receive 10% off True Protein, head to Member Deals on DediKate to get yours!