Protein and Optimal Health

Protein and Optimal Health

Nutrition & Research

Research has shown that dietary protein is important in maintaining body composition, bone health, glucose homeostatis, body weight and overall health. Dietary protein quality is determined by the amino acid composition of a protein and its digestibility. For example, eggs and milk have the highest digestibility in the human gut and contain all nine essential amino acids. In fact, the protein quality in eggs is so high that scientists often use eggs as the “gold standard” for measuring the protein quality of other foods. Click the image above to learn more.

Protein Education Materials

The materials available here explore the important role that high-quality protein serves in the body, current dietary protein recommendations, optimal protein intake recommendations for adults and how healthcare professionals can use new research to provide counsel for patients and clients. The tool kit has also been approved for continuing education from a number of healthcare professional organizations and it available to download at no cost. Click the image above to learn more.

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