The role of Protein and why it’s so important

In our last article, we touched on what protein is and where you can find protein. Today we will dive a little deeper into the topic and see just how important it is.

WHAT IS PROTEIN?

Protein is a crucial component of our diets. Proteins are the main building blocks of the body; they’re used to aid muscles, tendons, organs, enzymes, hormones and neurotransmitters, which all serve important roles in the body. Therefore, regardless of if you exercise or not, protein is essential.

Proteins are made of small molecules known as amino acids. Some of these amino acids can be produced by your body, whilst some are essential as they can only be attained through the foods we consume.