By: Samantha Sherman

All About Protiens

Proteins are the building blocks of life. Every cell in our bodies contain protein. Protein is broken down into amino acid chains. You must have protein in your body to help repair cells and make new ones. It is an important factor in the growth and development of children and teens.

Not Enough...

If you don't eat enough protein you will become very drowsy when you shouldn't be, you take longer to recover from sickness or injury, you start to lose muscle mass, and your hair, nails, and bones will become unhealthy and weak.

Too Much...

If you eat too much protein you can increase your blood sugar, gain weight and even stimulate certain cancer cells.

The Different Types of Protein

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Popular among athletes

Repairs cells

Outstanding source of food that keeps you full longer

Teens and children need them the most

Essential to your body

Immune defense

Nitrogen, Oxygen and Hydrogen make up proteins