Protein

Protein is a very important nutrient for muscle growth, development, and repair. There are 10,000 different proteins that make up each human's body; it can be found in basically any part of your body. Protein can also be found in the hemoglobin that carries oxygen through your blood, making it a very important nutrient.

Why is it Important?

  • When protein is digested, it is broken down into acids. These acids are known as amino acids. Humans need a large amount of amino acids in their body to be able to maintain good health.
  • Protein is found in every single part of the human body. That includes hair and nails; in fact, both of these things are mostly protein.
  • If you are attempting to build muscle, protein is essential because it is the building block of muscles and bones.
  • Protein is essential to create enzymes, hormones, and other chemicals in the human body.

How To Get Protein

There are many ways that you can get protein. It is recommended you get 8 grams of protein for every 20 pounds of body weight, and since protein has so many essential functions throughout your body it's essential that you follow this reccomendation. Here are a few good sources of protein.

Sources

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"Protein in Diet: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia." U.S National Library of Medicine. U.S. National Library of Medicine, n.d. Web. 13 Jan. 2015.


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