Protein: The Basics

Truth: Your body needs protein. While debates surround exactly how much your body needs, it’s undisputed that protein plays a critical role in the body. I’ll spare you all of the conflicting info and share with you the basic function of proteins in the body, signs that you might not be getting enough protein in your diet, and the generally accepted recommended amount of lean protein an active adult should aim for each day. Proteins are organic molecules made up of amino acids, which are the main building blocks of life. They play a role in nearly all bodily functions. Our bodies need proteins and amino acids to produce important molecules in our body (enzymes, hormones, neurotransmittors, an

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