Nutrition 101: Protein

 

What is Protein?

Protein is a necessary macronutrient that the body uses to build lean muscle, synthesize hormones, grow hair and nails, and maintain organs. Proteins are made up of building blocks, called amino acids. There are 20 amino acids that our bodies produce and/or acquire from food. Nine of the amino acids are considered essential because our bodies cannot synthesize them and therefor...

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