Power of Protein

Protein helps build strong muscles

Protein is an essential nutrient and is part of every cell in the body. Our bodies use protein from the foods we eat for many important functions. This includes helping to build and repair body tissues, build antibodies and build strong muscles. Protein also provides energy (calories) at 4 calories per gram (the same as carbohydrates).

How Much Protein Do I Need?

The amount of protein you need depends on your age, weight and health status. The recommended daily protein intake for healthy adults is 0.8 grams per kilogram of body weight. For example, an adult that weighs 70 kg (155 pounds) would need about 56 grams of protein per day. Protein needs are higher for children, athletes, in pregnancy and in illness.

Finding Protein

Protein is found in many foods – both animal and plant. Animal sources of protein include meat, poultry, fish, eggs and dairy products. Plant proteins are found in grains and legumes (soybeans, chickpeas, lentils and dried beans and peas). Nuts are also a source of plant protein.

Do Any Kellogg’s Foods Contain Protein?

They sure do! Kellogg has cereals and snacks that are high in protein.

Special K Protein* cereal makes a delicious high protein addition to your breakfast. Special K Protein* Bars are available in four tasty flavours and are a great snack any time of the day.

Vector* Meal Replacement and Granolas are also high in protein and can help meet your protein needs. Vector Protein* Bars and Vector Protein* Bites are a perfect snack between meals or after a workout.