Think you’re getting in the right dietary proteins?
Not sure? Here’s a little blurb that might help you better attend to your daily protein intake.
What’s so special about proteins?
Protein is one of 3 primary macronutrients–protein, fat, and carbohydrates–from which the human body derives energy. Protein is special for many reasons. Among them, protein is a key component of skin, hair, nails, muscle tissue, immune cells, and the lining of our arteries. Less obviously, protein is a key building block of enzymes, hormones, neurotransmitters, and other signaling molecules that keep your body operating and responding to stimuli at lightning speed. Proteins also make up the molecular bases of the receptors that take up these signaling molecules and trigger the cascade of responses to a molecules’ presence or absence. Sounds pretty important, yeah? Protein is also a transport facilitator–a taxi cab for nutrients, key blood factors, hormones, and other essential elements, delivering them to tissues all around the body.