Protein is a macro nutrient. It is one of the three nutrients found in food that the body needs in large amounts.
Every cell in the human body contains protein.
It is essential for the maintenance, repair and building of your muscles, organs, and immune system since they are mostly made up of protein.
The basic structure of protein is a chain of amino acids. You need protein in your diet to help your body repair cells and make new ones.
Protein is also important for growth and development in children and teens.
Proteins are made of small compounds called amino acids.
These amino acids build, maintain, and replace the tissues in your body.
You'll find protein in lots of yummy foods like eggs, nuts, beans, fish, meat, and milk.
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