What is Protein – Part 1

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Every day we hear the word protein and see it in the food or multivitamin packaging information, but some of us don’t realize what protein means.

some people are also unable to distinguish between types of protein so they are sufficient for their intake of protein from certain types of food. some people find it enough to eat a little food that contains protein for their daily needs

so the impact is that many of us lack protein intake.  a new study published in the Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging, shows that more than 1 in 3 adults 50-plus are missing the mark on protein, and it’s saying a lot about their overall diet and health (www.eurekalert.org)

we need to get to know more closely what protein is and why it is so important as a daily intake.

Pro·tein /ˈprōˌtēn/

nounproteinplural nounproteins
  1. any of a class of nitrogenous organic compounds that have large molecules composed of one or more long chains of amino acids and are an essential part of all living organisms, especially as structural components of body tissues such as muscle, hair, etc., and as enzymes and antibodies.” a protein found in wheat”
  2. food consisting largely of proteins and making up one of the main nutritional food groups.” a diet high in protein”

Why your body needs protein

Here are five compelling reasons why you should make sure you are getting enough protein every day:

  1. Build. Protein is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, and skin. Your hair and nails are comprised mostly of protein.
  2. Repair. Your body uses it to build and repair tissue.
  3. Oxygenate. Red blood cells contain a protein compound that carries oxygen throughout the body. This helps supply your entire body with the nutrients it needs.
  4. Digest. About half the dietary protein that you consume each day goes into making enzymes, which aid in digesting food and making new cells and body chemicals.
  5. Regulate. Protein plays an important role in hormone regulation, especially during the transformation and development of cells during puberty.

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