– Protein is often associated with going to the gym and building muscle, but this nutrient is needed for repairing nearly every cell in your body, even if you aren’t a regular gym goer.
– Eating protein means that you are giving your body the “building blocks” to repair itself. Your body undergoes repair every single day; some parts of your body are repaired more often than others.
– Your body requires a certain amount of protein per day; good sources are dairy foods, meat, poultry and fish. You can also get protein from plant-based foods such as nuts, seeds and legumes (lentils and beans).
– Protein gets a little more complicated for those who are vegetarian, so if you are worried about your protein intake or simply want to check if you are getting enough, then ask your dietitian.