Everything you want to know about protein!

What is protein?

First of all, we're going to clear up a common confusion: protein = proteins. These two words are sometimes used interchangeably, but they mean the same thing. Protein is an important building block in the body. It is even one of the macronutrients! Protein, together with fats and carbohydrates, are essential for a healthy and fit body. The building block protein is necessary for maintaining, maintaining, repairing and strengthening muscle mass. It is a fuel that provides energy to your muscles. Protein also plays a role in maintaining strong bones.

The word protein is often associated with fanatical, bodybuilding-like athletes who live on protein shakes. Nothing is less true. Protein is a building block of the body and therefore important for everyone! Even if you don't/little exercise. You need 0.8 grams of protein per kilo of body weight on a daily basis. If you exercise a lot/regularly you need 1.6 grams of protein per kilo of body weight.

A calculation example: if you weigh 60 kilos and exercise little, you need at least 48 grams of protein daily. You can meet this daily intake with a healthy, balanced and protein-rich diet. Do you find it difficult to get enough protein every day? Then give your body a helping hand with the help of protein-rich products.

Protein table for non-athletes

Foodstuff Protein in grams How much needed to reach daily protein needs (rounded number)
Chicken fillet (100 grams) 20 2.5
Egg (50 grams) 6.5 7
Tuna (120 grams) 28.5 1.5
Bowl of porridge (250 g) 10 5
Bowl of cottage cheese (150 g) 17 3

Protein table vegetarians

Foodstuff Protein in grams How much needed to reach daily protein needs (rounded number)
Brussels sprouts (100 grams) 4 12
Fresh spinach (100 grams) 2.5 19
Chickpeas (100 grams) 18 2.5
Lentils (100 grams) 10 5
Oatmeal (100 grams) 13 3.5

Do you have trouble getting your daily amount of protein? View MKBM's protein offering here . Also suitable for vegetarians.

Did you know?

  • Protein has a positive effect on the health of your hair (growth)
  • Nowadays many vegan protein products are being developed. These proteins come from peas
  • You get full faster if you eat a protein-rich diet
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