Protein

Protein

Protein is a macronutrient made up of amino acids, which is essential in our diet to build and maintain our bones, muscles and skin.

Sources include
  • Beans, lentils, peas
  • Dairy foods
  • Eggs
  • Lean meat, skinless poultry
  • Nuts, grains, legumes
  • Seafood (e.g. salmon, trout, sardines)
  • Tofu

It is important to have a varied and balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.

Health benefits of protein

Health benefits

Protein contributes to growth and maintenance in muscle mass, as well as maintenance of normal bones.

Source: European Food Safety Association