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An essential compound often taken as part of daily intake

  • The word 'Protein' was coined by the Dutch Chemist Geradus Mulder in 1838. It comes from the Greek word "protos" which means "of prime importance."
  • Proteins are actually large Compound made by combining smaller Amino Acids.
  • Individuals typically need 1 gram of protein daily for each kilogram of their body Weight.
  • Generally, proteins should account for 10-35% of your daily Calorie intake.
  • Protein is an essential component of the Diet and helps in body repair Muscle, grow Tissue, regulate Hormones, control Metabolism, defend against illness etc.
  • 8 of the essential Amino Acids that cannot be prepared by the human body are provided by proteins.
  • Most of the proteins we take are burnt as calories.
  • Most United States of America consume more than enough protein every day.
  • Inadequate protein intake during Pregnancy may cause the Baby's weight to be less than optimal.
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