Protein is such a popular topic — especially for those of you eating plant-based more frequently or for those of you who fully identify as vegetarian or vegan.
Everything from how much do you need, to how do you know if you aren’t getting enough and how to eat more at each meal.
Let’s dive into why our bodies need protein and how you can include it in your meals, whether you’re eating fully plant-based proteins or if you or someone in your household is consuming animal-protein.
Why We Need to Eat Enough Protein
Protein is an important macronutrient to have in each of our meals for quite a few reasons.
To really understand why protein is vital to your wellbeing, you need to know about amino acids, the building blocks of protein.
There are technically three groups of amino acids – non-essential, essential, and conditional.
- Non-essential amino acids: those that our…