23rd January 2019
high protein foods

The truth about protein and who really needs it most

If you thought protein was just for body builders then think again! The real benefits of a higher protein diet have nothing to do with sculpting the perfect physique and focus on long term health and not superficial aesthetics. Think of a high protein diet and the mind tends to jump to muscle-bound, bicep-kissing young men, flexing their physiques on Venice Beach. The explosion of ‘fitspiration’ images on social media where girls try to maximise the booty to waist ratio and guys aspire to develop a defined 8 pack, potentially at great cost to physical and mental health, has positioned protein as the nutrient of the body beautiful. Moreover, the recent explosion of protein products on the market, from Protein […]
17th August 2017
protein

In defence of protein

Lately, I’ve seen a fair few articles raising concerns over the amount of protein in our diets.  In fact, I googled “Are we eating too much…” and the most popular predicted next words were “protein” and “meat”.  Are we really eating too much protein?  How much do we really need?  Do some people need more?  Does it really damage our kidneys and bones and give us cancer?  Here’s the lowdown on all things protein-based.   Quality AND quantity   Protein is one of the three macronutrients (the other two being carbohydrate and fat).  It’s made up of smaller units called amino acids, of which there are around 20, with 9 being essential in the diet as our body cannot make […]