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Why you should add more protein to your diet!

We're always reminded to eat protein, but are you really getting enough each day?

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We're always reminded to eat protein, but are you really getting enough each day? According to our Nourished Life Naturopath, Melanie Ruckley, protein is important for a variety of bodily functions. Protein is fundamental for maintaining energy levels and cell repair. It's the building block for healthy hair, skin and nails! Protein also keeps the body full for longer, assisting in healthy weight management. If you're looking to lose weight, drinking a natural protein shake can replace a meal. However, despite the common misconception, protein powders aren't just for gym buffs! Breastfeeding mums can include a protein shake on top of their existing daily meals and snacks to increase energy levels!

My Protein powder recommendations!

WelleCo The Super Elixir Nourishing Protein - Chocolate
This delicious Nourishing Protein in Chocolate from Elle McPherson's own brand Welleco is a combination of organic plant-based proteins alongisde natural whole foods in a readily absorbable formula. Plant based proteins such as those from peas and brown rice a very easily digestible source of protein with all 9 essential Amino Acids.

Amazonia Raw Fermented Paleo Protein
The Amazonia Raw Fermented Paleo Protein $44.95, is filled with amino acids to support healthy muscle functioning and development. It's also delicious! This protein powder is easily digestible and nutrient rich, made using a paleo blend of superfoods including Chia Seeds, Quinoa and Spirulina, this product is also free from allergens such as dairy, soy, wheat, nuts and GMOs.

NuZest Clean Lean Protein - Natural
With over 4 times the protein content of meat, fish and eggs, the NuZest Clean Lean Protein - Natural $29.95, is a protein must have! This powder contains 88% protein derived from premium European Golden Peas along with 9 essential amino acids for the repair and growth of muscles. In every serving there's 20g of protein to support healthy weight management and exercise recovery!

The Beauty Chef BODY Powder
Filled with bio-available plant proteins, probiotics and superfoods, The Beauty Chef BODY Powder $69.95, works to kick start the metabolism. The best part? This powder is rich in raw Cacao giving it a chocolate flavour! The BODY Powder is fantastic for anyone wanting to increase their energy levels and maintain a healthy weight. It's the perfect addition to smoothies and breakfast foods!

The Fit Foodie Protein Ball Mix - Vanilla & Coconut
There's nothing like beating sugar cravings with healthy protein balls! My pick are The Fit Foodie Protein Ball Mix - Vanilla & Coconut $14.95. These vegan friendly snacks are made with natural Almond, Fruit Protein and unsweetened Dried Coconut. Filled with essential nutrients, these yummy protein balls will keep you fuller for longer.

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