Protein takes up about 20% of the body weight and is the primary component of muscles, hair, skin, eyes, nails and internal organs.
Functions of Protein:
- Carrying oxygen to the tissues
- Regulating water in cells
- Normalizing acid-alkaline balance by acting as buffers
- Forming all enzymes that spark metabolism
- Building and repairing tissues
Now you can see why a protein deficiency can cause many issues in the body. It’s no doubt that we need protein.