What is Protein? How Much Do We Need?

Protein is incredibly important and without it our body composition, and health, suffer greatly.

In the below slideshow you will find basic information about what protein is and how much we need. This is a very personal calculation and it is based on our age, sex, activity level and goal.

Also have a look at how much protein is in the common foods we eat. Once you have done this and also worked out your daily recommended intake see how close you are with the foods you currently eat.

Do you need to make any changes to your protein intake?

When protein is the backbone of our Growth and Maintenance, has important Regulatory Roles within the body such as maintaining resistance to disease and regulating the quantity of fluids in body compartments as well as Energy Production you can see why it is so important to get enough Protein in our diet.


Within the Active-Rest Membership I will be going into great depth with a Full Nutrition Course soon and this will cover all the topics in much more detail including Knowledge Checks and great functionality including bookmarking, favourites and showing chapters complete as you go.

If you would like to know more about what a Full Membership offers then head over to the Programme page and check out the membership options.

Alternatively there are FREE options that you can try first and you will find all the information you need from the home page of Active-Rest. Simply click the logo at the top of the page and Get Started.