by Rebecca Jacobs
No matter what diet you follow, whether you eat meat or not, protein is an essential part of a healthy diet. And, while protein is often associated with muscle growth, it does so much more.
We need protein to help build and repair tissue, to make hormones, support the immune system, promote satiety, and support healthy hair and skin.
The interesting thing about protein is that unlike carbs and fat, we don’t store protein. This is why it’s so important to make sure we are eating enough high-quality protein to make sure we are keeping up with our bodies demands.
We are going to cover everything you need to know about how much protein you need, where to get it from, and the differences between plant and animal protein.