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Why Protein is Important to Women?

What is protein? It is a nutrient needed for the overall health and wellness of a woman.  What is protein made of? Proteins are made up of components called amino acids.  Every time we consume protein in our foods. It is broken down into amino acids inside our bodies. These amino acids are used for several functions in the body.   The amino acids can be put into 2 categories These amino acids can be made in the body or can be provided to the body through food.  Essential amino acids – They can be given to the body only through food and can come only from your diet/ food. Non-essential which can be made by the body and do not need to come from the food we eat.  Why are proteins needed for the body? What do they do? Protein is a source of energy in the body. 1 gram of protein provides 4 Calories. Consuming 100 grams of it will provide you 400 calories.  Protein is the fabric of our bodies. The amino acids …