Protein shakes, protein bars, high-protein recipes… Ever wonder why you can’t talk about health & fitness without hearing the word “protein”?
Protein is considered an essential nutrient for fitness success it plays an important role in our response to exercise. Protein provides us with useful energy that helps us burn calories, build lean muscle and promote fat loss.
Getting a sufficient amount of protein in your diet can help to boost your metabolism, reduce your appetite and help you lose weight while retaining lean muscle mass. It is also important for healthy and vibrant skin, hair, and nails, as well as a healthy immune system!
Amino acids (AAs) are what make up proteins.There are 20 different types of AAs. The body can synthesise 11 from what we eat but the remaining 9 must be supplied through diet. All nine of the essential amino acids must be present in the body for protein synthesis to occur.
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