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The Importance Of Protein In Your Daily Diet

The Importance Of Protein In Your Daily Diet

Protein is much more than simply a dietary essential, having a part to play in many important bodily processes, fitness and recovery as well as the reduction of appetite for keen dieters. With many products claiming to be rich in protein, as well as everyday ingredients often lauded for their plentiful protein content, you may be left scratching your head wondering just why the clamour for this nutritional supplement is quite so prominent.

Let Pow Food take you through a few of the reasons why protein is important in daily life, with some of our most popular wellness dishes highlighted throughout.

High Protein Ready Meals

Protein-rich food is very popular among gym-goers, fitness enthusiasts and generally anyone looking to pump their body full of nutrition. More often than not, some of the most prominent protein-packed recipes will be based around meat, with poultry curries, pies and pastries with red meat as well as lamb and veggie dishes all proving popular.

Pow understands that not everyone is a meat-eater however, therefore we’ve packed out ready-meal and home delivery options with vegan-friendly options - just as tasty and protein-rich, but without the locally-sourced meat. From the Vegan Mixed Bean Chilli to our Sweet Potato Falafel - there’s plenty to sink your teeth into.

Exercise And Muscle Growth

Perhaps the best-known application of such foods is to benefit exercise and promote muscle growth. While eating adequate amounts of protein helps you maintain muscle mass and promotes growth when you do strength training, if you’re physically active and trying to gain muscle, you need to make sure you’re getting enough protein at the right time of day and within the correct foods.

Working life can be hectic, which is where Pow comes in handy. Our sustainable frozen ready meals can be prepared conveniently, in the office during the afternoon, or post-workout as a low-effort evening treat.

Recovery Or Repair

Just as effective for recovery or repair following a strenuous workout or unfortunate injury, protein can help your body recuperate after you have been injured. Forming the foundational building blocks of your tissues and organs, numerous studies demonstrate that eating more protein after injury can help speed up recovery. Generally, everyone should get 10% to 35% of their calories each day in the form of protein, regardless of lifestyle, and this is achievable through healthy home catering.

Reduce Hunger

Protein and fibre keep us full  for longer - ideal for dieting and cutting down on unhealthy snacks throughout the day. Protein-rich foods reduce your hunger due to the chemical by-product which occurs after digestion, triggering hormones which suppress hunger. When you decide to switch out your biscuits, crisps or chocolate bars for protein-rich Pow options, you don’t feel the urge to eat as often.

Searching for British meat ready meals? At Pow Food, all of our food is designed by nutritionists for optimum health, while remaining predominantly gluten and dairy free. Committed to the finest ingredients and genuinely beneficial recipes to fuel your body and mind, if you have any questions about our at home food delivery options or catering services, simply get in touch today.

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