- Your body uses protein to build and repair tissues. You also use it to make enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals. It is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood.
- protein is a “macro nutrient,” meaning that the body needs relatively large amounts of it. Vitamins and minerals, which are needed in only small quantities, are called “micro nutrients.” But unlike fat and carbohydrates, the body does not store it, and therefore has no reservoir to draw on when it needs a new supply.
- For active individuals who would like to gain and increase muscle bulk, it is recommended that they consume 2g protein/kg of body weight daily. Therefore if you weigh 70 kg, you would require 140 g/day.