Protein is one of the three macronutrients in our diet. That means, along with fat and carbohydrates, it’s one of our main sources of energy. Our body uses protein as building blocks for new cells, muscles and hormones. Protein is found in both animal and plant foods.
Eating protein at each meal can give us more satiety – that feeling of fullness – than carbohydrate or fat in our food, so making smart swaps for more protein may help us feel fuller for longer.
Try these substitutions to pack in the protein
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