How much protein does your milk contain and why is protein so important?

Protein is a nutrient and most nutritionists agree this about protein:

Protein is an important part of a balanced diet. It helps with the growth and proper functioning of your muscles and delivers essential amino acids for chemical processes in your body. Athletes and active people in particular need to take extra care of their protein intake.

You can find your daily protein in meat, fish and dairy products as well as in plant based foods such as legumes, nuts and seeds. 100ml of Jersey milk contains 4.2 grams of protein. Regular milk contains on average 3.5 grams.

We should also mention that a varied, well balanced diet and an active lifestyle are important. So don’t forget to eat your vegetables, drink lots of water, go easy on the cookies and fit in some exercise while you’re at it. The advised average daily intake of dairy is 500 ml per day. So now you know.