Protein: 3 Interesting Facts That You Should Know

Protein is one of the building blocks of our body tissue and is an essential micronutrient for our body. We consume it daily through a string of food items consciously or subconsciously. Despite this daily interaction with the micronutrient, there are a lot of things that we barely know about it.

We will be listing down three such interesting and lesser known facts about protein below.

The Daily Need: Proteins are responsible for providing around 10 to 35 per cent of your daily energy need. One gram of protein carries around 4 calories.

The complete protein: Quinoa is considered to be a source of complete protein as it has all the nine essential amino acids in it.

The two types: You can find both plant-based proteins and animal-based proteins. Plant based proteins might have less essential amino acids but they are generally considered healthy as they contain less fat and a good amount of dietary fiber.

A proper intake of protein is essential for leading a healthy life and it is important to keep track of the same as well.

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