Protein: An Important Macro-nutrient

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Do you know the vital importance of protein in your daily diet? Why your body metabolism heavily depending up on your protein intake? Yes! Protein forms an important constituent in your body and your body cells are composed mostly by proteins. Read on to discover the kinds of protein, amino acids and protein metabolism in this article.

Protein: Sustenance and Growth

Do you know the vital importance of protein in your daily diet? Why your body metabolism heavily depending up on your protein intake? Yes! Protein forms an important constituent in your body and your body cells are composed mostly by proteins. As your body cells are lost due to wear and tear, they need to be replaced constantly. It is used for building muscle tissues. Hence your body should receive protein on daily basis to sustain replacement and growth. Your skeletal muscles hold most of your protein. In short protein is solely responsible for our growth and development.

Protein Categorization

Of the three macro nutrients you might have enough input about carbohydrates and fats. You have been advised to go for good carbohydrate (fiber rich carbohydrate) and to avoid bad carbohydrate (sugar rich carbohydrate). Similarly you may have fair idea about fat i.e. good fats (mono and poly unsaturated fats) and bad fats (saturated fats). Likewise is there any good protein or bad protein? No! Proteins are not categorized as good or bad. All dietary proteins are good. They are differentiated in terms of the source from which they are supplemented i.e. animal or plant; also differentiated in terms of richness in essential amino acids i.e. complete protein and in-complete protein.

Twenty Amino Acids

Your body metabolism breaks most of the proteins down into their tiniest components called amino acids, which are then used to synthesize new proteins in your body. Amino acids are considered as the basic units of proteins. Different forms of amino acids constitute different protein types. There are twenty amino acids associated with protein metabolism. Your body can synthesize 10 of the 20 amino acids. It is known as non-essential amino acids. The 10 non-essential amino acids that a human can produce are:

1. Alanine, 2. Asparagine, 3. Aspartic acid, 4. Cysteine, 5. Glutamic acid, 6. Glutamine, 7. Glycine, 8. Proline, 9. Serine and 10. Tyrosine

The remaining 10 amino acids need to be supplemented directly from your daily diet. Nutritionists call them as essential amino acids.The essential amino acids are:

1. Arginine, 2. Histidine, 3. Isoleucine, 4. Leucine, 5. Lysine, 6. Methionine, 7. Phenylalanine, 8. Threonine, 9. Tryptophan, 10. Valine

Protein Metabolism and Protein in Your Diet

How much protein do I really need? Your skeleton muscles need protein. The amount of muscle mass you possess, the equal amount of protein you need. To put it simply protein is the structural nutrient. Your protein requirement will also determined by yet another point; the amount of activity you perform. In the absence of protein your body will slowly start breaking down its own cells. Low consumption of protein will result in poor skeleton muscle system, lack of growth, low immunity and poor synthesis of hormones, antibodies, enzymes, and tissues. However, extremely high doses of protein are not recommended. Therefore protein is regarded as 'basic building blocks of the human body'. Protein is also responsible for balancing acid-alkali balance in your body.

How much Protein we really need for our healthy diet? Do we really have adequate Protein in our Diet? Do we really need animal protein in our diet? Please leave your comments.

Reference

1) What Makes a Healthy Protein So Healthy?
http://nutrition.about.com/od/meatsandproteinsources/a/proteinshealthy.htm

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
6th Mar 2011 (#)

This is a very nutritious piece of information.

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author avatar Jerry Walch
6th Mar 2011 (#)

Excellent work.

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author avatar Carol
6th Mar 2011 (#)

Thank you. You really seem to know a lot about this subject

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author avatar Dafeenah
6th Mar 2011 (#)

Very informative. Seems like if people just stuck to a good diet instead of a "fad diet" people would be much healthier

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author avatar muthusamy
7th Mar 2011 (#)

@ Rathnashikamani for the friendly comment
@ Jerry Walch for the kind advice and comments
@ Carol for the nice comment
@ Dafeenah for the critical comment and appreciation
Thank you all:)

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author avatar sapphirelaws
10th Mar 2011 (#)

Useful info. Thanks! :-)

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author avatar Gene Dove
11th Mar 2011 (#)

Very useful knowledge for my understandig of helth. Really well done work, Thanks.

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author avatar muthusamy
11th Mar 2011 (#)

Thank you
@Gene Dove, for the nice comments
@sapphirelaws thank for your feedback

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author avatar Jenny Heart
12th Mar 2011 (#)

Exception helpful information!

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author avatar Jenny Heart
12th Mar 2011 (#)

I meant exceptional information!

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author avatar muthusamy
13th Mar 2011 (#)

Thank you Jenny Heart

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17th Oct 2012 (#)

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author avatar Jonathan
17th Oct 2012 (#)

MY MOTHER KNOW MORE BOUT THIS :D btw usefull tho thnks :)

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