The Important Role of Protein in Your Diet

protein sourcesProtein is an essential nutrient that can be found in animal products, nuts as well as beans. Your body is chock full of proteins. They are large complex molecules made up of smaller amino acid compounds.

Why should you care that you body is getting enough protein? Unlike carbohydrates and fats which are considered micro-nutrients, protein is a ‘macro-nutrient’, meaning that you need to consume large amounts of it to keep your body in top, vital, healthy shape.

There are many more reasons to consume a balanced diet of proteins.

Proteins are present in the outer as well as the inner membranes of every living cell in your body. Most of us realize that protein is the important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage and skin.  [Read more…]