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What Is Protein And Why Is It So Important?

, What Is Protein And Why Is It So Important?

When your BodyBack personal trainer tailor makes your nutritional plan, they’ll include lots of protein in it. Here’s why it’s so important.

Nicole, BodyBack’s head of mobile trainers, says, “Protein helps create, maintain and fuel every cell in your body. Protein is made up of amino acids, known as building blocks. Because protein is a macronutrient, you need large amounts of it to stay healthy and build muscle.”

5 ways your body uses protein:

  1. Your body uses protein to build and repair tissue.
  2. Protein is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage and skin.
  3. Red blood cells contain a protein compound that carries oxygen throughout the body, helping supply your entire body with nutrients.
  4. About half the dietary protein you consume each day goes into making enzymes, which aids in digesting food, and making new cells and body chemicals.
  5. Protein helps regulate hormones, especially during the transformation and development of cells during puberty.


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