• Protein, like carbohydrates and fat, is a macronutrient. Macronutrients are nutrients that provide calories or energy. Protein and carbohydrates each provide 4 calories per gram. Fat provides 9 calories per gram.
  • For healthy men and women 19-30 years old, the protein recommendation is .8 grams/kilogram/ day or 10-35% of your daily caloric intake. This is approximately 56 grams of protein per day for men, and 46 grams per day for women. For athletes, the protein requirement is slightly higher and can reach up to 1 gram/kilogram/day for those individuals participating in intense strength training programs.
  • Protein is essential for your skin and hair too.
  • Protein provides the building blocks needed to create the chemical messengers in the brain that are needed for a healthy brain.
  • Protein is essential when you are trying to lose weight. It stabilises your blood sugar levels and helps your metabolism work at optimal levels. A high protein meal will also make you feel full for longer and help you avoid overeating.
  • Keratin is a type of protein that our hair, nails and outer skin is made off.