Protein is an essential macronutrient, vital for a mind-boggling array of bodily structures and functions. When we eat protein, it’s broken down and absorbed as amino acids – used to build everything from connective tissues (eg. muscle, skin, nerves) through to bones, hormones, neurotransmitters and immune system molecules.
There are 20 different amino acids – 9 of which are considered ‘essential’ as they can’t be made by our body (and therefore have to be obtained from food). Protein from beef will have a different amino acid make-up compared to protein from lentils or milk. So rather than just thinking about quantity, it’s also important to consume a variety of protein foods.
This is where We Feed You meals can help. It can be difficult to think, plan, shop, cook & clean when it comes to meal planning let alone ensuring you're getting enough protein from a wide range of sources. Many of our meals are a high source of protein and we also have a huge number of meals which are a considered a good source of protein. We have created a search function enabling you to easily find which meals are a good source of protein (also includes our high-source meals) according to Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ).
Use the search filter on the meals page and tick "Protein - good source" if you are looking for ways to increase your protein intake and remember to mix up your meals to ensure you are getting protein from different sources.
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