Importance of protein in our diet.
Protein is not only important for weight lifters and body building freaks but for everyone. Protein helps in the formation of muscles and the development of muscle cells depends on the protein content of your diet.
Protein can be found in many food items and for vegetarians soybean serves as the complete protein.
Protein, in its chemical formulation contains amino acids and provides growth to the muscle cells.
Protein can be found in many food items such as:
- Egg whites
- Soya beans
- Peanut butter
While, protein is found in many food items fish is considered as the best source of protein and protein in red meat comes along with cholesterol and other unwanted nutrients.
So, to provide balance to your diet, have 40% of protein in your diet, 40% of carbohydrates and 20% essential fats.