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Why is protein important for leg health?

Ensuring your diet is rich in protein offers multiple benefits for leg and overall health.

What is protein?

Protein is a micro-nutrient that is important in building and repairing muscle, skin, and other body tissues. It also helps to fight infection, carry oxygen around your body and is important in promoting wound healing. 

By ensuring that your diet is rich in protein, you are fuelling the healing process from the inside and helping to maintain a balanced diet. 

So, which foods are full of protein? 

  • lean meats, poultry and fish,
  • eggs,
  • dairy products like milk, yoghurt and cheese,
  • seeds and nuts.

We've shared our recipe for a healthy spin on a classic creamy pasta carbonara here. This recipe is great for healthy eating and is protein rich, why not give it a go!

Classic creamy pasta carbonara, without the calories.

For more recipe ideas, a weekly meal plan and a full list of protein foods sign up to Club Squeeze In. 

Upon registering for Club Squeeze In you will receive a copy of our Healthy Living Booklet which includes hints and tips for healthy living, meal planning, movement and much more. 

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