Understanding the role and importance of proteins in the body

Proteins are vital for growth, repair, and maintenance of tissues.

They consist of amino acids and form unique proteins with diverse functions.

They help build and repair muscles, bones, and skin.

Proteins also form enzymes, hormones, and antibodies that support biological processes.

Proteins transport molecules and regulate cellular activities.

They contribute to the immune system’s functioning.

A balanced diet with sources like meat, fish, eggs, legumes, nuts, and seeds provides essential protein.

Protein needs vary with age, sex, activity level, and health.

Adequate protein intake ensures proper growth and development.

Understanding protein’s role empowers us to make informed dietary choices for optimal health and well-being.

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