Does Your heart Really Need Protein?
Yes, but youíre better off getting your protein from tofu, vegetables, fish and chicken, as opposed to higher-fat options such as red meat and eggs.
Technically speaking, all muscles need protein, including the heart muscle. But protein obtained from animal sources, such as red meat and eggs, are high in cholesterol and saturated fat, which are bad for the heart. Thatís why high-protein diets are so controversial.