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What is a Protein ? How much protein do I need ?

What is a Protein ? How much protein do I need ?

You already know you need to eat protein, you know that protein is very important for your body, but WHAT IS IT ?
The Greek word protos means “first” and the Greek word proteios means “the first quality”. As European scientists
believed it was essential to life (a primary/first quality for life, a raw/primary material), they created a new word from the original Greek one.

Proteins are large molecules consisting of amino acids which our bodies and the cells in our bodies need to function properly,
they build, maintain, and replace the tissues in your body. Your muscles, your organs, and your immune system are made up mostly of protein.

Where Can I find Protein?

All foods made from meat, poultry, seafood, beans and peas, eggs, processed soy products, Quorn, nuts, and seeds are considered part of the Protein Foods Group, Grains, vegetables and legumes also have protein.

How much protein should be on my diet as a bodybuilder?

One gram of protein or carbohydrate contains 4 calories, while one gram of fat has 9 calories.
Protein should take 25% to 50% of your diet, you need to eat ½-to-1½ grams of protein for every pound you weigh to help your body repair and rebuild your muscles into bigger and stronger muscles after you work out.

Is there any advice ?
Yes, You should always remember to select a variety of protein foods to improve nutrient intake and health benefits.