What does protein do ?
what does protein do ? A question people ask me frequently. Before telling you what protein do here’s what you need to keep in mind!
what are protein?
Proteins are large bio or macromolecules which consist of one or more long chains amino acid residues. Now we can go deeper into this talking about polypeptides and stuff. But for this article let’s stick to the main question.
What does it do?
We’ve all seen people take their protein shakes, heard the advice: ‘’If you want to grow you need to take your protein’’.
Well protein helps but that’s not all it does. It helps with DNA replication, transports molecules from one to another and some more. Also in the essence to keep it simple protein are essential for building, maintenance, and repair of our body fibres such as our skin, organs and muscles.
So if you want to grow you should eat your protein, TRUE! However the stimulant and shock of muscle should be in relation to your protein intake.
to keep in mind:
- average person (non athlete) need 0,8 grams per KG of body weight (example: 80KG = 64 gram of protein required)
- Too much protein will cause weight gain… not always in muscle!
- Excessive intake of protein can be harmful
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