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What does Protein do for the body

Proteins are large, complex molecules in the body. They are found in every cell. Protein is required for the structure , functions , and regulation of the body Tissues and Organs. They are made up of large number of units called Amino Acids. They are attached to one another in Long Chains. There are 20 various kinds of amino acids. Put together, they make a protein. Protein is known as Macro nutrient. Body requires them in huge amounts every day to function properly. The Skin, Muscles, Hair, Blood , Body organs and the Eyes, all constitute proteins. Proteins consist of small units. These units are the Amino Acids called the Building Blocks of Protein. Protein is an essential part of our Diet.

Normal Level of Protein in the Blood
6 to 8 gm/dL (grams per deciliter)

Daily Requirement of Protein of the Body
50 to 56 gram ( gm )

Functions of Protein in the Body
Protein has an important Physiological functions. It is a source of Energy. Protein Maintains and Repairs the Body Tissues. It makes Antibodies for the Immune System. Protein Makes Hormones, which help Cells to send messages and coordinate Bodily activities. Actin and Myosin are the two types of Proteins. They help in Muscle Contraction and movement. Proteins make Enzymes to facilitates a Biochemical reaction. Rhodopsin Protein in the Eye is used for Vision. Ferritin Protein stores Iron in the Liver. It keeps the Skin , Hair , and Nails healthy. Proteins are important to cell division. They are necessary for Growth, Reproduction and healing wounds. It maintains a proper Fluid Balance. It is important for Replenishing aged or Damaged Cells. Antibody Proteins protect the Immune system and fight Infections caused by Bacteria and Viruses.

Benefits of Protein in the Body
Body Growth
Muscle Building Power
Replacement of Dead Cells
Substitute for Meat Protein
Healing of Wounds and Scars
Boost Nervous and Immunity Systems
Soy Protein Reduce LDL Cholesterol
Promote Metabolic and Physiological Process
Soy Protein Reduces the Risk of Heart Diseases

Effects of Protein Deficiency in the Body
Protein Deficiency is known as Kwashiorkor.
Loss of Hair
Liver Damage
Poor Immunity
Retarded Growth
Poor Digestibility
Slow Healing of Wounds
Diminishing of Blood Protein
Draining of fluid from the Blood (edema)

Effects of Excess Protein in the Body
Weight gain
Risk of Cancer
Kidney problems
Intestinal irritation
Risk of heart disease
Nutritional deficiencies
Increase in liver Enzymes
Damage to Internal Organs
Cause Nutritional Deficiencies
Increases the Risk Of Osteoporosis

Symptoms of Excess Protein in the Body
Weight Gain
High Cholesterol
Lower Back Pain
Apathetic Feelings
Excess Sweating or Urination
Reduced Liver and Brain Functions
Note. The misapprehension about Weight Loss
When we go on a high Protein diet, the initial result is loss of weight. But eventually you will gain weight.

Figures given in brackets indicates amount present in grams per 100 gram :
Information given herein is for informational purposes only. It is not an indicator of what you should do. Please consult your doctor before consuming any food or herb.

Herbs Containing Protein

Most Effective

White Truffle Mushroom


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