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Understanding Protein and Protein Sources

• http://wakeup-world.com, By Jordan & Kyla Miller
 

The most powerful tool to restore and maintain your health and vitality is education. It is one of the most important tools each of us has in order to understand how food effect’s not only our body, but every aspect of our personal lives.

Protein plays a key role in helping our bodies achieve optimal health and vitality.

What is Protein?

Protein is classified as one of three macronutrients (along with carbohydrates and fats) and is an essential part of nutrition. The molecular structure of protein contains carbon, oxygen, hydrogen, and nitrogen, while fats and carbohydrates are made up only of carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen. Protein is second only to water in the body’s physical composition and makes up approximately 20% of our body weight.

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