Protein is one of the most important macronutrients with many important roles in the development and maintenance of the human body.
The building blocks of proteins are the amino acids, which the body synthesizes to the greatest extent (not necessary), while what it cannot synthesize, it receives from food (essential amino acids).
Protein provides energy to the body, equivalent to that of carbohydrates. Their role in the growth and development of the body during childhood, adolescence and pregnancy is particularly important.
Protein is the building block for muscle, cartilage, skin and blood.
See what happens to the body when you are not getting enough protein:
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