High-protein salad with grapefruit, cherries and tomatoes on the side.

What Are Different Types of Protein?

Protein – we’re told that we need it to build muscle, provide energy and fill our stomachs. But, what role does protein really play in our diets? What are the different sources? Best Food Facts reached out to Gordon Zello, Ph.D., professor of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Saskatchewan, to get answers to popular protein questions:

  • What is protein?
  • How much protein does a person need in a day?
  • What are some sources of protein?
  • Are there different types of protein that help for athletic performance?

Read his answers here!


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