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
Meat is a very easy way to get protein, such as steaks, hamburgers, etc.
Eggs and poultry also contain protein, although it is recommended you take the yolk out of your egg(s) because it contains a large amount of cholesterol and fat.
Seafood includes all types of fish and crustaceans.
Seeds contain protein, although not very much.
Nuts are a great way to get protein, especially for vegetarians.
Another great way to get protein for vegetarians.
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