Protein, fats, and carbohydrates – 3 kinds of energy found in different amounts in almost every food you eat.
If you’ve ever made a conscious decision to change your diet, it’s likely you’ve opted to restrict fats or carbohydrates.
Low-fat diets form the mainstay of the traditional weight-loss world, whereas newer concepts such as Atkins, amp up the fat intake and down carbohydrate consumption for similar effects.
Whichever you choose, protein intake remains consistent. It’s a tried and tested food source that your body loves.
Why Is Protein Important?
Healthy protein intake is very important to your body, your emotions, and your satiety.
With an unbalanced intake, or with low-quality protein intake you may be left feeling sluggish, always hungry, irritable and grumpy. Your hair and nails may become brittle and dry, your muscles and joints may begin to challenge you with aches and pains.
All of these effects are caused because your body needs a consistent protein source to build and repair itself. The bottom line is that low or poor quality protein intake levies unnecessary stress to your body.
The Big Benefit of Healthy Protein Intake
Do you often find yourself hungry just an hour after breakfast? Are you experiencing hunger pains by 10am? Do you live life from meal to meal? Answering yes to any of these questions likely suggests you do not have enough high-quality protein in your morning meals.
Eating a diet rich with high-quality proteins is proven to help you feel fuller for longer. Common side effects include improved moods, higher energy levels, and a healthier metabolism.
The dietary guidelines advise that 10-35% of your daily calorie allowance should come from protein. How does your diet stack up? The most common sources of dietary protein.
When looking to incorporate high-quality protein into your everyday diet, there are five sources you should consider:
- Milk, cheese, and yogurt
- White meat
All of these foods provide a healthy hit of protein alongside healthy omega-3 fats, and for the case of beans, a fair portion of fiber.
How Much Protein Is in Milk?
Drinking up your portion of protein is an easy way to incorporate an extra dose into your diet. But just how much can you expect to consume from a glass of milk?
Let’s take a look at the most common milk types:
- Camel milk contains 3.1% protein
- Cow milk contains 3.3% protein
- Almond milk contains 0.31% protein
- Goat milk contains 3.2% protein
While nut milks significantly miss the mark, camel, cow and goat milk all provide over a 3% protein dose. This makes a cup, or 8 oz, a significant portion of protein. Just how healthy and lean each source depends on a few more characteristics. Let’s take a deeper look:
- Camel milk contains 3.1% protein, alongside 53 Kcal and 3.4% sugars
- Cow milk contains 3.3% protein, alongside 62 Kcal, 5% sugars
- Goat milk contains 3.2% protein, alongside 69 Kcal, 4.5% sugars
Camel milk is lower in calories than cow and goat milk, meaning a slightly higher portion of protein per calorie intake can be enjoyed. It also stands out with a lower sugar percentage.
This means protein you get from camel milk will contribute toward keeping your blood sugar levels stable and therefore keeping you fuller for longer. Exactly what you want a high-quality protein food to do.
Adding a 250 ml cup of camel milk to your breakfast will lend your body almost 8 grams of protein with just 132 calories.
Ready to feel fuller for longer and to become the morning lark you always knew you could be? Try our Carrot & Zucchini Breakfast Muffins alongside a regular glass of camel milk.
Once you see the positive difference good proteins can make, we’re sure you won’t be looking back.