The word protein comes from the Greek word “proteios”, meaning ‘first’ or ‘in the lead’. Aptly named, protein has an exceptional importance for every aspect of your health.
Protein’s key roles at a glance
- Part of every cell in your body
- Necessary for wound healing and tissue repair
- Keeps bones and muscles strong
- Required to make enzymes and hormones
- Provides energy and vitality
When it comes to protein, nothing compares to meat
Meats like beef are predominantly made up of protein, with no carbohydrate content. This is different from plant proteins, which are carbohydrate foods with some protein.
The protein in beef and other meats is what’s called ‘complete’, meaning it contains all the essential amino acids that humans need for health. Plant-based proteins, on the other hand, do not. Plant-based proteins are known as incomplete proteins and contain only some protein – not as much, and not as high a quality protein source.1
Beef: a force of nature that offers 35 g protein / 100g serving.
As a high quality, protein-first food, meat is highly efficient at delivering the protein your body requires. So with meat, you need to eat less of it to get the protein that your body requires.