Proteins

Alexis Ramos and Juanita Deiter

What are they?

Proteins are the building blocks of life. Every cell in the human body contains protein. The basic structure of protein is a chain of amino acid.

You need protein in your diet to help your body repair cells and make new ones. Proteins are also important for growth and development in children, teens, and pregnant women.

What do living things use these molecules for?

Living things use these molecules for help your body repair cells and make new ones. Proteins is also important for growth and development.