What it does

Proteins supply energy to the body and they build new cells and repair injured ones

Major sources

Eggs, fish, nuts, and milk are great sources of protein.

Not enough protein

muscle loss, fatigue, depression, anemia, and anxiety

Too much protein

weight gain, stress on the kidneys, and chronic dehydration

interesting facts

The word protein is derived from the Greek word 'proteios' which means "primary" or "in the lead".

The protein contained in eggs is considered to be the highest quality protein out of all foods.

Proteins in some food can cause allergies as the structure of a protein can cause a reaction in the immune system

Proteins are found in pork.

Robots don't need proteins.

Over consuming proteins is not good for you.

There are over 20 slightly different amino acids.

Everyone needs proteins.

Insects contain high levels of protein.

Nobody wants to be low on proteins.