Without protein, we couldn’t survive. It’s the building block of life, and we need it for healthy muscles, bones and tissues. 

Protein helps your body to repair after injury, builds strength and aids energy production, muscle contraction, digestion, and the creation of hormones and enzymes.

Protein also balances blood sugar and helps you to feel fuller for longer while curbing sugar cravings. It can help to prevent sarcopenia, the loss of muscle mass and strength associated with ageing.

Due to its higher thermic effects compared to carbohydrates and fats, protein can help to speed metabolism and burn calories. This, teamed with its ability to slow down sugar release and aid satiety, can facilitate weight loss as part of a healthy diet. It may also have a slight beneficial effect on blood pressure, particularly plant protein.