When it comes to health, body composition, athletic performance etc., protein is vital and should be the second thing you consider (after overall caloric intake) when setting up a diet.
Protein, which is essential like dietary fat, has many roles in the body mainly applying to growth and repair and satiation (keeping us fuller for longer) when considering body composition change.
Everyone has individual requirements and the general government guidelines are set very low (~0.8g/kg bodyweight) for those who are sedentary and not training. By default, if you are training, you have to ensure you're consuming above the recommended amount to allow for additional growth and repair.
You’d be surprised how many people know WHY they need more protein but don’t know HOW to achieve it. If you’re unaware of what foods are higher in protein to help you achieve your daily doses, then this infographic should help you.
If you’re building muscle in a massive phase, then these foods should be a large part of your diet. If you’re trying to retain muscle in a diet and staying satiated is a priority, then these foods should still be a large part of your diet. —————————————
Whichever way you look at it, protein is more than important, it is essential. There really isn’t any excuse on why you can’t achieve your daily target when there are so many different sources shown above ☝🏾.