The amount of protein is of great importance not only for building muscle mass, but also for overall health. Find out why protein is so important and how many grams you need to include in your diet for you.
A protein consists of amino acid molecules that are linked to each other by a peptide bond. 20 amino acids are involved in protein synthesis in the body, eight of them (for an adult) are indispensable. This means that the body cannot synthesize these amino acids, they come only with food.
Proteins are used for metabolism in cells, the production of enzymes, hormones, immune cells and antibodies, and other compounds that provide all the important functions of the body. Continue reading