Proteins are essential nutrients for the health of our body that have many important and essential functions for our body to function properly.

  • They are an essential component of bones, cartilage, and ligaments, and are part of body structures such as skin, hair, and nails.
  • Some proteins collaborate in the regulation of body functions (respiration, digestion, regulation of blood glucose, etc.). Many hormones, enzymes, and neurotransmitters are protein in nature.
  • Certain proteins, such as antibodies, defend the body from invasion by other organisms or foreign particles. Others are involved in coagulation processes or act as carriers of different molecules: for example, hemoglobin in red blood cells carries oxygen from the lungs to different tissues

It is recommended that adults ingest an amount of at least 0.83 grams of protein per kilo of weight per day, which would be around between sixty and seven and one hundred fourteen grams in the case of men and between fifty-nine and one hundred two in the case of women approximately, a day. In healthy people over sixty-five years of age, the amount of protein that is recommended to ingest is at least one gram per kilo of weight per day.

Samantha Robson
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Dr. Samantha Robson ( CRN: 0510146-5) is a nutritionist and website content reviewer related to her area of ​​expertise. With a postgraduate degree in Nutrition from The University of Arizona, she is a specialist in Sports Nutrition from Oxford University and is also a member of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

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