Health Benefits Of Protein

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Protein is imperative for our overall health whether it is for our hair our good skin, increasing the intake of protein is advised in all cases.

Proteins have many different jobs within the body; the body uses proteins for energy.  Protein is also used as an enzyme, which starts reactions within the body, including metabolism, and gene growth & repair. Proteins are also used by the body to carry signals from one part of the body to another and to form structures, including muscles.

Protein should account for 10-35% of your daily caloric intake.  Many nutrition experts also recommend an intake of 1 gram of protein per 1 kilogram of body weight (0.4 g per pound).

Consuming too much protein may be harmful to the body.  High amounts of protein in the diet put stress on the kidneys and liver as they try to dismantle and dispose of the extra protein.

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Elsie Young