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Protein 101: Sources Of Protein, Protein Benefits And High Protein Foods

26th July 2022

26th July 2022

By Beth Shelper

Looking to increase your muscle mass, repair damaged tissue, aid your weight loss journey or improve your diet? Sounds like you’re in need of a protein supplementation. Perhaps The Fit Protein, in fact.

Before you embark on your fitness goals, implement a protein supplementation or alter your diet at all, though, when it comes to ingredients like protein, it’s important to do your research. If that’s why you’re here – great, welcome! Prepare yourself to learn about all things protein.

Starting with the basics, of course.

Common protein myths

Before we get into the details surrounding all things protein and protein supplementations, first, let’s squash some common protein myths. No, protein won’t make you sprout muscles overnight. You’re not going to end up ‘bulky’, or gain weight two-fold, either.  

What protein will help you do though, is improve your overall health, maximise your performance and maintain a healthy and happy lifestyle. That sounds more like it, right?

What is protein?

The importance of protein should never be underestimated. It’s an essential macronutrient that is required by the body, and it’s found in the body in a multitude of areas, including the muscles, tissue, skin and hair.

Made up of amino acids that are often described as ‘building blocks’, protein is the driver behind the powers that be when it comes to the normal and healthy functioning of everyday bodily functions. We’re talking energy fuelling functions, carrying oxygen through the body, and even creating essential antibodies that are vital for fending off any possible infections we may encounter.

So, like we said, protein is about essential as essential can be.

Types of protein

Scientifically speaking, when it comes to the different types of protein, classification can get pretty niche. In terms of the health and wellness space, and when considering protein sources to add into your diet, the types can be simply split into two: plant-based proteins (often called vegan proteins), and animal-based proteins.

Common animal proteins include whey and casein proteins, which are perhaps the most commonly known and the protein sources that are used widely in protein supplementations such as The Fit Protein. Alternatively, plant-based proteins include soy protein or brown rice and pea protein, with our very own The Health Protein being a great example of this vegan protein source.

What are the main health benefits of protein?

You may be asking, why is protein so good for you, after all? The answer to that is simple.

Protein is not just an essential nutrient, but one that carries a whole host of health and wellness benefits, too.

From lowering your blood pressure, reducing hunger and cravings, improving bone health and more, to assisting in weight loss efforts and maximising muscle mass and strength, it’s clear that protein is a hugely important nutritional element. Like we said – protein benefits definitely shouldn’t be underestimated, that’s for sure.

What are the best sources of protein?

Protein supplementations aside, there are plenty of foods that you likely already enjoy on a daily basis that provide you with protein: animal based and plant-based alike.

Some of our favourite sources of protein include:

  • Dairy products
  • Eggs
  • Tofu
  • Legumes
  • Nuts
  • Poultry
  • Grains
  • Fish
  • Seeds
  • Seafood

Protein supplementations for your individual goals

With the wealth of protein benefits that supplementation and proper diet provides, it’s important to make sure that when you’re selecting a protein supplementation for you, that it’s tailored to your individual goals and preferences.

From a variety of health and fitness goal uses to flavour choices and even additional science-backed ingredients to help you stay on your A-game, here at Innermost, we have a protein blend for everyone. No exceptions.

  • The perfect vegan protein blend

If you’re looking to replace any potential loss of protein that comes from following a vegan diet, look no further The Health Protein is a delicious blend of pea and brown rice protein that ensures you get the protein you need in a quick, easy, and nutritional way.

Available in both chocolate and vanilla flavour and formulated with feel-good added extras such as acai berries, glutamine and bilberries, too, this protein shake is the best way to support your overall health when following a vegan diet.

  • The weight loss aid

On a mission to lose some weight, the healthy way? There’s a protein for that.

The Lean Protein is a whey protein blend that includes 29g of protein in every scoop, The Lean Protein contains acetyl l-carnitine to maximise your energy, amongst a bunch of other science-backed nutritionals. Available in both vanilla and chocolate too, what’s not to love?

  • The muscle maximiser

Combining ingredients to both enhance muscle growth and reduce inflammation (and therefore aid recovery), The Strong Protein is our whey protein blend that is high in protein and low in calories… and great tasting, too.

  • The energy fueller

If you’re lacking energy, this is the protein supplementation for you. Smashing your workout and fitness goals can get pretty tiring, right? That’s where The Fit Protein comes in.

Combining 29g of protein per serving with maca and magnesium for the ultimate energy boost, our vitality boosting protein blend was awarded the Best Protein award by Men’s Health at their Sports Nutrition Awards, and its not too hard to see why.

How much protein do we need for a healthy diet?

Now you know just which Innermost protein supplementation is your perfect pair, it’s important to ensure you know just how much you should be taking (food groups and supplementations included) every day.

Too little protein and you’re putting yourself at risk of potential health issues like muscle loss, tissue breakdown, bloating and even liver failure in some cases, but too much and you’re likely to notice long-term weight gain due to the calorie surplus.

For the average woman the daily recommended protein intake is around 50g a day, whereas for males this number increases to 70g per day – but again, everyone is different, and this largely depends on your weight and build.

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