What is Protein?

Protein is a combination of large and complex molecules that play an essential role in the functioning of the body.

Why is Protein important to  the human body? 

Protein is necessary for producing hormones, neurotransmitters, tendons and muscles, as well as for all nine essential amino acids. 

 Key Benefits of Protein 

– Helpful for biochemical reaction – Acts as a chemical messenger between cell – Growth and maintenance of the body – Helps to maintain proper pH – Transports nutrients to the body

Foods that are rich in Protein 

– Egg – Chicken breast – Turkey breast – Shrimp – Nuts and seed – Fish and haddock

Problems that arise due to overconsumption of Protein 

-Cardiovascular disease -Kidney problem -Liver problem -Blood vessel disorder

How much Protein do you  need a day?  

The amount of protein a person needs per day can vary depending on their age, sex and level of physical activity. In general, it is recommended for adults to consume at least 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight per day.