Protein

Protein helps build strong muscles and body tissues, and also helps build antibodies. Cow’s milk is naturally rich in complete protein, with all 9 essential amino acids. Health Canada recognizes milk, cheese and yogurt among the nutritious Protein foods that help lay a solid foundation for healthy eating. Delve into the research to understand how the protein in dairy foods contributes to good health throughout life.

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Nutrition Month 2024

Educational toolkit including a poster, a factsheet for health professionals, recipes to share with your clients and a virtual background to help you successfully plan your Nutrition Month 2024 activities

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Protein Requirements

Dietary protein is an essential component of a healthy diet for humans. Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) are recommendations set at a population level to ensure adequate intakes of nutrients, including protein.

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Protein and Healthy Aging

Recent advances in protein research might have the potential to improve health outcomes and status, especially with regards to maintaining healthy muscles now and preventing muscle loss with aging (sarcopenia).

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Protein and Weight Management

The scientific data to date indicates that a high-protein diet accentuates the impact of weight reduction on body fatness, attenuates the physiological vulnerability of the weight-reduced obese individual, and promotes fat-free mass retention during weight loss.

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Protein in the Kitchen

In today’s fast-paced life, many Canadians are preparing less food at home and lack the knowledge and skills needed to prepare delicious, wholesome meals.