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Protein: Facts vs Myths


Popular protein facts explained and myths debunked

Protein is just for bodybuilders

Protein alone won't bulk you up. As part of a controlled diet and coupled with strength training, protein can assist with building muscle.

The more protein the better

Depending on your goal, you should consume 0.8-2g of protein per kg of body weight.

Fast digesting protein can build muscle

Depending on the time of day it's consumed, both fast and slow acting protein can benefit muscle growth.

Sources of protein

If you're looking to increase your protein intake then chuck these in your basket when you hit the shops.

  • White Meat
  • Milk
  • Lean red meat
  • Eggs
  • Protein shakes
  • Oily fish
  • Salmon
  • Nuts and seeds

Top tip

If you're on a calorie controlled diet, remember to maintain your protein intake.