10KeyThings Protein guide

Proteins

  • What are Proteins?

Proteins are present in muscle, skin, bone, hair and almost every other body part; it is a vital component in building and repairing body muscles, cells and tissues.

  • What are the Sources of Proteins?

Some good sources of proteins include ‘fish, nuts, beans, chicken, egg white, meat, turkey’.

  • How much Proteins should I take?

It is recommended that the calories from proteins should account for 15 to 20 percent of one’s calorie intake. An average adult is recommended to consume at least 0.8 grams of protein per kg of total body weight. A person who does intense physical training is recommended to take 1 to 1.5 grams of protein per body weight.

  • What can happen if I Dont take Proteins?

Protein deficiency leads to Edema (improper collection of fluid under the skin), thinner hair, and weight loss, ridges in nails, pale skin and slow healing.


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