Wellbeing Tips - Protein

Proteins, together with minerals, regulate the distribution of fluids in the cells (known as the body's fluid balance). A protein deficiency could be the cause of the accumulation of fluids in the spaces between cells (known as edema and ascites). Therefore, consume protein-rich foods daily to keep your fluid balance in check.

High Biological Value (HBV) protein refers to the protein that contains all the essential amino acids reuired by the body. HBV proteins are provided by meat, poultry, fish, eggs, milk, yogurt, cheese and soy foods. Always remember to make HBV proteins a part of your daily diet.

Is your child getting enough protein? In your meal planning, provide at least 2-3 servings of protein servings per day.

Meal Protein Daily Need
Breakfast 1/2 pc egg 1/2 pc
Lunch 1pc chicken leg 1
Snack 1 pc hotdog 1/3
Dinner 1/2 slice fish 1/2
1/4 cooked munggo 1/4
Total Protein 2-1/2
Age Group Total Daily Protein Need*
1-3 About 2-1/3 servings
4-6 About 2-3/4 servings
7-9 About 2-1/2 servings
10-12 About 3 servings
*Clarification on previous tips: The 3-4 servings of protein mentioned that ADULTS require pertain to meats, beans, nuts and eggs. Total protein requirement is 4-5 servings (to include milk).The 1-2 servings of protein that CHILDREN need pertain only to meat. Total protein requirement for children is 2-3 servings (to include beans, nuts, milk and eggs).

One egg a day is allowed so long as you have normal blood lipid (cholesterol and triglyceride) levels. One egg is equivalent to one protein serving.

PUREFOODS FUN Stuff Nuggets are your convenient sources of protein to boost immunity which help keep kids active. Proteins make up antibodies which act against agents of common infections and diseases.

Aside from being excellent sources of protein, meats and poultry contain both vitamins B3 and B6. These aid in the normal functioning of the nervous system and energy release. In addition, B3 maintains healthy skin and digestive tract, while B6 is needed in normal blood formation. 

SMPFC products are good sources of protein, from fresh chicken, pork, beef, eggs and select processed meats, to flour and wide array of milk and cheese products. Adults require 4-5 servings of protein daily. 

Almost half of Filipino children 6-12 years old do not meet the average requirement of protein. Give your children 2-3 servings of protein daily.

Every life process depends on protein. It is essential for body building since all cells are built and repaired by protein. It is also used by the body to give energy and to regulate various body processes. Adults require 4-5 servings of protein daily. 

Eating high-quality protein sources such as meat, poultry, eggs, legumes, nuts and milk and dairy products, increase our resistance to infection and disease. This is because antibodies, one of our body’s natural defense systems, are made of proteins. 

Nuts are considered to be a powerhouse of nutrients. They are packed with protein, vitamins, and minerals. One ounce or around 1/3 cup of nuts is equal to 1 serving of protein. 

PUREFOODS Tender Juicy Hotdog is a good source of protein. Every 3 regular-sized pieces provides 8 grams of protein, which is equivalent to 1 serving of your protein requirement.

Did you know that protein also help make scar tissue, bones and teeth? Bone building cells, in the construction of bone and tooth, first lay down a scaffolding of protein called collagen. Collagen is the mending material in wound healing that result in scars. Consume proteins of high biological value to ensure adequate supply of collagen in the body. 

Specific proteins constitute some hormones like thyroid and insulin. Thyroid hormones stimulate metabolism. Insulin controls the concentration of sugar in the blood and its transportation into the cells primarily in the brain and nervous system. Always include 4 to 5 servings* of protein in your daily diet. *adults