Benefits of Protein

Protein isn't just for bodybuilders !

I'm Leisha, Pro.Brews resident nutritionist and I'm here to go beyond the stereotypes and shedding light on why protein is a superhero in its own right—not just for bodybuilders, but for everyone seeking optimal health


Protein is a crucial macronutrient that plays a fundamental role in the overall health and well-being of our bodies. 


Functions of Protein

Proteins are made up of amino acids, which are the building blocks of the body. These amino acids are essential for many physiological functions, including:

  1. Muscle Building and Repair: Protein is crucial for the growth and repair of tissues, making it crucial for building and maintaining muscle mass.

  2. Enzyme Production: Enzymes are proteins that facilitate biochemical reactions in the body, ensuring that various processes, such as digestion and metabolism, occur efficiently.

  3. Hormone Regulation: Many hormones, such as insulin and growth hormones, are proteins that regulate important physiological processes, including metabolism and cell growth.

  4. Immune System Support: Antibodies, which play a key role in the immune system, are proteins that help the body defend against infections and diseases.

  5. Transportation of Nutrients: Proteins transport essential nutrients, such as vitamins and minerals, throughout the body.


Protein options in a circle.

Benefits of Protein

Satiety and Appetite Control: Protein-rich foods are more satisfying and filling than those high in fats or carbohydrates, helping to control appetite.

Blood Sugar Regulation: Including protein in meals can help stabilise blood sugar levels, reducing the risk of energy crashes and overeating.


Examples of Protein Sources

Animal Based Sources
Plant Based Sources
Meat - Chicken, turkey, beef
Fish - Tilapia, Salmon, Cod, Tuna
Beans - Soy, Kidney, Black, Pinto
Dairy - Greek yoghurt, Eggs, Milk
Powders - Soy, Hemp, Brown Rice Protein
Powders - Whey, Casein, Beef, Collagen
Nuts & Seeds



Protein is undeniably vital for everyone, not just bodybuilders. Its diverse functions contribute to overall health, from supporting muscle growth to regulating hormones and aiding in weight management. Whether you prefer animal or plant-based sources, incorporating adequate protein into your diet can have a significant impact on your well-being. Embrace the power of protein and let it fuel your journey to a healthier and more balanced lifestyle!


We are passionate about nutrition, health and wellness at Pro.Brew and we look forward to keeping that at the heart of our brand.

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