Proteins & Amino Acids

Protein is a macronutrient made of small units called amino acids that join together to form long chains. You can think of a protein as a string of beads in which each bead is an amino acid. There are 20 amino acids that help form the thousands of different proteins in your body.

Proteins
Proteins Wellness
Amino Acids
Protein Digestion
Protein Function
Neurotransmitter
Food Protein
 
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Proteins

Protein is a macronutrient made of small units called amino acids that join together to form long chains. You can think of a protein as a string of beads in which each bead is an amino acid.

 There are many varying shapes of proteins that enable them to perform different tasks in the body.​

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Protein Wellness

  • Protein is essential to good health.

  • Protein is part of every cell, tissue, and organ in our bodies; we cannot function without it.

  • Protein helps us grow

  • Build muscle

  • Assists our immune defense system

  • Heals wounds

  • Makes up collagen which is the connective tissue that gives your body its shape

  • Keeps your skin looking young and supple

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Amino Acids

Amino Acids, commonly referred to as the "building blocks" of protein.  

Amino Acids are needed for vital processes like the building of proteins and synthesis of hormones and neurotransmitters. There are 20 amino acids that help form the thousands of different proteins in your body.

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Protein Digestion

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Protein Function

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Neurotransmitter

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Food Protein

Protein is found in the following foods:

Meats / poultry / fish / legumes (dry beans and peas) / tofu, tempeh, and other soy products / eggs / nuts and seeds / milk and milk products / grains / vegetables / some fruits (providing only small amounts of protein relative to other sources)