It’s natural to lose muscle mass as we age; however, our muscles play a vital role in health at all stages of life, including mobility for movement and balance, physical strength, immune and organ function, providing energy and even wound healing. Increasing muscle mass, therefore, has become an important aspect of maintaining good health for everyone. While resistance-based activities are an important part of increasing muscle mass, correct nutrition is also required to gain the most benefits.
Nutritional proteins are a vital part of tissue repair within the body, and therefore increase muscle mass. It is commonly thought that these proteins must be consumed in the form of meat (animal protein). However, there are plenty of plant-based foods that are packed with protein as well as other essential nutrients. This recipe will look to combine several of those plant-based proteins to create a meal perfect for a meatless Monday or support a diet which contains less animal products, without a reduction in protein content.