How much protein should I have daily?
According to the British Heart Foundation each day adults need to consume 0.75g of protein per kilo of body weight (for the average woman that means is 45g and for men its 55g). In simple terms, that’s two portions of meat, fish, nuts or tofu per day. As a guide, a portion should fit into the palm of your hand – so aim for two handfuls of protein per day.*
If you struggle to meet the daily recommended intake, protein supplements are a convenient and tasty addition to ensuring you’re getting the right about of nutrients into your body. Initially associated with professional athletes, supplements are now becoming more mainstream as interest in health and wellbeing grows.
Is protein powder good for you?
Protein powder is powdered forms of protein which comes from natural sources such as eggs, milk or plants. Most powders include additional ingredients to add flavour and increase their nutritional value.
Protein supplements are fast becoming a go-to option and are great option for:
- Upping the amount of protein consumed daily, especially if you are vegetarian or vegan
- Enhancing muscle strength and muscle mass
- Improving results in fitness training
- Maintaining healthy eating
- Encouraging weight loss
How do I use protein powder?
Protein powders are easy to turn into a tasty drink and come in a range of flavours from fruit to chocolate. Simply add the number of scoops required to water or milk. They are best mixed using a blender or shaker for smoothness – you can always add soft fruits or spinach. One shake will give you approximately 50% of your recommended daily protein, they’re convenient and once made can be sipped on and enjoyed throughout the day.
If the drinks aren’t for you, or you simply want to find alternative ways to include protein powder is versatile. Search for ‘recipes using protein powder’ and you’ll find delicious meal ideas for incorporating protein powder into pancakes, cookies and even ice cream. The protein retains is nutritional value when eaten hot or cold.
Power Health Protein Powders
We offer various protein powders to suit a whole range of needs - from those wanting to lose or maintain weight to committed body builders, athletes and those in hard training.
Power Pro Protein Drink works for anyone wanting to gain muscle mass without consuming excessive carbohydrates, fats and calories as part of their work out regime. Recommended for those looking to reduce body fat or lose weight whilst maintaining or increasing muscle mass as part of an exercise programme. When made with water or milk, it mixes easily and smoothly, providing a lean, tasty drink.
Whey Protein Concentrate Powder is manufactured from fresh dairy. When used as a baking ingredient whey protein can help improve the taste, structure and crust of products like breads as well as enhancing the nutrient profile.
Vegan Protein Powder Pouches with 20g per serving, these little pouches are packed full of high-quality plant-based protein. Plant-based foods typically contain fibre, which promotes good gut bacteria, smoother digestion, and better heart health.