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Why Are High Protein Meals Important?

  • 2 years ago

Three key macronutrients in any meal are fats, carbs and proteins. A good balance of each can encourage fullness, increased brain function and weight management (if that is your goal). High protein meals are highly regarded as the most popular dishes at Nourish’d due to their taste and nutrition value. But why are high protein meals so important? 

Protein for the body

Protein is the key to cell creation and repair in our bodies. It is essential for keeping the body in optimal condition both physically and mentally. For a balanced meal, protein should make up one third of every meal consumed due to proteins ability to promote a healthy hunger cue. This allows an individual to maintain healthy eating habits for their specific body which is why we recommend high protein meals. 

Your body needs enough protein to:

  1. Act as a building block for bones, skin, muscles and cartilage to repair and restore cells. It also helps with re-building hair and nails as these body parts are made almost exclusively of protein. 
  2. Help enzymes digest all food. If high protein meals are in your diet you could have a more in tune digestive system that helps you digest all types of food.
  3. Regulate hormones! Protein is an essential component to hormone regulation, especially during puberty. This is because proteins create a structural framework for hormones to develop healthily. 

How much protein do you need?

The general rule in the health community is to consume a minimum of 0.8 grams of protein daily for every kilogram of body weight. For example a woman weighing 65kg her protein intake should be a minimum of 52 grams of protein each day. Beyond this there is relatively little suggestion of how much protein is suitable for different lifestyles and movement patterns. Every individual body is different and will need a different amount of protein. So, what we should be focussing on is quality protein as well as high protein! 

Quality Protein

It is essential for a high protein diet to have quality as some sources of protein also contain saturated fat, sodium and fibre. Some individuals might need to avoid these elements so looking at the types of protein consumed is vital. A great way to gain quality protein is to eat grass fed and free range meat and poultry which contains higher quality protein building blocks due to the animals diet and lifestyle. This is why when you make or purchase or next high protein meal think about the quality of proteins you are consuming. Are they benefitting your body or are you eating them simply to increase your protein macronutrients?

Nourish'd High Protein Meals

If you are stuck on how to incorporate quality high protein meals into your lifestyle Nourish’d can help. We offer a wide variety of high protein meals each week that contain grass fed beef and free range chicken and eggs so you can guarantee on amazing taste and quality. Beef Stroganoff, Butter Chicken with Basmati Rice and Chilli Con Carne are favourites of the Nourish’d community due to their taste and high protein value. Order high protein meals this week to treat future you to the quality you deserve. Cut off time is 5pm Thursdays AEST!

If you have any more questions regarding our high protein meals please contact our wonderful team on live chat or info@nourishd.com.au




Ranging between 1300 kilojoules (332 calories) and 1700 kilojoules (420 calories) and are well suited to females with a limited to medium level of physical activity each week.


Ranging between 1900 kilojoules (475 calories) and 2400 kilojoules (600 calories), the Large size meals are recommended for Men with a limited to medium level of physical activity each week. Women that take part in high levels of phyiscal activity.


Ranging between 2500 kilojoules (618 calories) and 3100 kilojoules (780 calories), the Athlete size meals are recommended for Men/Women that take part in high levels of physical activity each week.