At present there are calls to reduce intake of animal proteins and increase consumption of plant proteins. Dietary choices are key determinants of environmental sustainability and human health. For these reasons, there is a need to ensure more balanced and diversified eating habits, with a greater focus on plant-based foods.
The Protein-i nutrition study will group participants into dietary patterns based on their current dietary intake. Based on this, personalised nutrition advice will be delivered to help participants expand their intake of protein foods and encourage protein diversification. Dietary questionnaires and biomarkers (a unique signature that we can get from blood and urine samples) will help us determine if protein diversification is achieved.
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