Protein, which makes up 45% of the human body, is found in muscles, bone, hemoglobin, myoglobin, hormones, antibodies, and enzymes. Getting enough protein in your diet ensures that the protein will regulate body processes (water balancing, transport of nutrients, and muscle contraction), produce enzymes and hormones, and build and repair body tissues. Protein is also instrumental in fighting diseases and producing stamina and energy.
Adding to that, there are two different types of protein that people consume. First, there is incomplete protein, which comes from foods like vegetables, legumes, tofu, nuts, seeds, grains and fruits. These are low in some amino acids but are generally considered “healthier.” There is also complete protein, which may be found in animal products, such as meat, poultry, fish, eggs, milk and milk products. These contain all essential amino acids, but when consumed in excess, can lead to heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and some kinds of cancer. The recommended intake is 50g daily. If consumed in moderation, protein is very good for the body, but it can be overdone, like almost anything.
If you do not intake adequate amounts of protein your body will be damaged. Other information can be found at the website I have provided.
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