What Are The Functions of Proteins
Protein is a macronutrient, which is important for the muscles in the body. Protein is commonly found in animal meat.
There are three types of macronutrients: protein, fats, and carbohydrates. Macronutrients provide us with calories and energy. The body needs a large number of macronutrients to sustain life. Each gram of protein contains four calories.
Proteins made from amino acids, protein repairs the muscles in the body.
How much Protein?
According to The Institute of Medicine 10 to 24 percent of calories come from protein. Every person should take protein but depends on age, sex, and level of physical activity. Most Americans eat enough proteins but need to weight loss.
“Normal level of protein is 0.8 grams per kilogram and every athlete should eat 2-gram proteins daily.”
But most of the American peoples need to eat 1 to 1.4 grams of protein per kilogram of their body weight.
“Most of the peoples should consume 20 grams of proteins per meal.”
According to the USDA, all foods made with beans, eggs, meat, poultry, seafood, and nuts are part of the protein group. Most Americans used this group.
There are many other source of proteins including hemp whey and soy. For example, whey protein is best for rebuilding muscle mass therefore those who exercise preferred it.
Source of high proteins are:
- Pork chops
- Greek yogurt
- Yellowfin tuna
- Turkey breast
- Mixed nuts
We should use proteins according to our body needs. Here I would like to say one line that I learn from my Teacher:
“Anything excessive is harmful to us.”