Protein is a crucial nutrient in growth and repair of our bodies. Whether you’re training for a 5k or streaming in 4k we all need enough protein in our diets. we’ve selected the best options to boost your protein intake below.
1.Best on-the-go: Protein Bars
Protein bars are an easy way to top up essential nutrients when on the go. You can literally put them in your bag before you leave home for the day. Brands like Misfits contain a whopping 15 grams of protein and less than 200 calories. And unlike 90% of the options out there, Misfits range is 100% vegan and low sugar. Crucially we’ve found a way to reduce the sugar content without impacting the taste. A lot of it comes down to the way we assemble our bars in three incredible layers: a crumbly base, a gooey centre and rich chocolate topping. Browse our range here.
2.Best at breakfast: protein cereals
Never. Skip. Breakfast. We all know it’s the most important meal of the day. But those childhood classics are still full of sugar and have a limited source of protein. Up your breakfast game with Misfits cereal. It tastes unreal but is somehow healthy, packing in 14 grams of plant-based protein and less than 1 gram of sugar (per 40g serving). On offer at £15, buy now.
3.Best supplement: protein shakes
Contrary to opinion, protein shakes are not only for people who go to the gym. If you don’t typically eat animal-based sources of protein, then protein powders can help you hit that target. Misfits protein powder is a unique blend that you won’t find elsewhere. Using ingredients chosen for their nutritional value, like pea and sunflower protein to help you build muscle. Plus plant-based vitamin B12 (100% of your daily needs) and friendly bacteria for your gut. Available in two flavors, chocolate and salted caramel. Buy now.
4.Best whole food source: protein foods
Spreading your protein throughout the days helps your body to use it. So try to include a protein source at each meal.
lncluding a high protein food with every meal is a good way to start. Fish, meat, poultry and Greek yoghurt clearly offer a source of rich protein. For those trying to have a less impactful diet, some of our favourites include beans, lentils, soy products like tofu or tempeh.
So, there are four easy ways to boost your intake of protein every day. Whatever your goal is, nothing beats having good quality protein sources and a balanced diet and lifestyle.