It was two-three years ago when we first published our first infographic on how much protein should you eat?
Over these last three years we’ve seen advances in scientific tech along with some really interesting developments that’s made looking into protein and it’s role on the body a lot easier and more accurate.
You see, protein isn’t just helpful for building muscle, oh no! It’s also super important in:
- keeping our immune system in gear
- helping to move hormones around the body
- helping our liver to detoxify and to eliminate the nasty little substances we don’t like to
- helping to increase satiety, which means we feel fuller for longer
- helping to significantly reduce cardiometabolic risk factors, such as reducing waist circumference, blood pressure, triglycerides, and fasting insulin – we could all do with that!
- even our bones are composed of protein (amino acids) 50% in fact! I bet you didn’t realise that?!
I could go on but I’d only bore you nevertheless, I guess you can now see the importance of protein on the human body.
Currently the UK government recommends a mere 0.8 grams per kg of bodyweight and unfortunately, to reap a lot of these benefits (plus more) we need to be consuming a lot more than what’s currently being advised.
Fear not! As my team and I have been reviewing the most recent literature that’s hot off the press, to uncover how much protein is exactly needed if we wish to keep on top of our health, and our training.
We’ve pulled out all of the ‘need-to-know’ stats from the studies we’ve reviewed and compiled them into this handy infographic for you!
So, whether you’re an active person who loves to train, someone looking to lose weight or, you’re wishing to optimise your performance and recovery we have a protein intake that’s ideal for you:
We hope this helps and if you have any questions please feel free to send them across, as we’re always happy to help.
Keep an eye out for our second infographic looking into how much protein can we absorb in a meal? as some new evidence has emerged in the last few weeks!