By Eric and Devon
How much you need per day : 56 grams for men and 46 grams for women.
Role of the nutrient is to regulate the structure and functions of cells in the body. Protein is made up of smaller units called amino acids, which are attached to each other in long chains. it is important because your hair and nails ar mostly made out of protein and it is used to build are repair tissues. You need it to make enzimes and hormones in your body. Also the building blocks of bones, muscle, cartilage, skin, and blood.
Adults should get at least 10-35% of calories from protein per day.
10 quality foods are, meat, fish, cheese, tofu, beans, lentils, yogurt, nuts, seeds and protein powder.
2 interesting facts about protein are 1. protein is in each of the trillion cells in the human body. 2. The word protein is from the greek word proteios, which means primary or holding first place.
We used Wikipedia and Youtube.