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Protein, isn't that like steroids and stuff?

Roger Davies
Roger DaviesPublished on April 19, 2021

What Is Protein?

Protein is found throughout the body—in muscle, bone, skin, hair, and virtually every other body part or tissue. It makes up the enzymes that power many chemical reactions and the hemoglobin that carries oxygen in your blood.

At least 10,000 different proteins make you what you are and keep you that way.

Protein is made from twenty-plus basic building blocks called amino acids.

Because we don’t store amino acids, our bodies make them in two different ways: either from scratch, or by modifying others. Nine amino acids—histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine—known as the essential amino acids, must come from food.

Its crucial for life. A lack can contribute to loss of muscle mass, to unstable blood sugar, to mood disorders, and much much more.

How much do I need?

Well, that all depends who you listen to. I prefer to go with the up to date research. Go here to calculate a good amount for yourself based on your specifics...

So protein is great right? You've just figured out you dont eat enough, soooooo, where can you get it best?











Various protein powders

What's my best tip to increase your protein intake? Make sure EVERY meal (and ideally most snacks) contains a decent portion of protein. Don't worry, you wont suddenly become a bodybuilder, you may well be healthier and happier though.

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