Power of Protein
Protein is essential for the growth and maintenance of healthy muscles. It is also a key nutrient for providing energy to the body at approximately 17kJ per gram (the same as carbohydrates). What you may not know is that the digestion of protein takes a little longer and that’s why protein can also help you to feel fuller. High protein meals and snacks are the perfect filler to get you from meal to meal.
How Much Protein Do I Need?
On average, men need about 1g protein per kilogram of body weight. Women require slightly less at 0.8g protein per kilogram of body weight. This equates to about 75g of protein for men and about 50g for women on average. Kids also need about 1g of protein per kilogram body weight. For example, a child weighing 30kg, will need about 30g of protein per day.
Protein is found in most foods – both plant and animal. Animal protein comes from meat,eggs and fish. Plant proteins are generally found in grains and legumes such as beans and chickpeas. Nuts are also a good source of plant protein.
Interestingly, the science tells us that the healthiest people in the world eat largely a plant based diet with a larger proportion of their protein coming from plant foods.
Together with the fibre in those foods, it's a great combination."
Do Kellogg’s Foods Contain Protein?
For sure they do. In fact, we made one of the original protein cereals, Nutri-Grain® and it remains one of the highest protein cereals on the market*. Special K® is another favourite of ours that contains protein. And when you add milk to that you’ll have a breakfast with plenty of protein, to help you feel fuller*.
* Increasing protein intake increases feelings of fullness as part of a healthy varied diet