Proteins Role in the BODY

Protein has a very important role in the human body. Protein and their sidekick (amino acids) are known as the building blocks of life.

  • They help to form cellular organelles
  • Act as enzymes – breaking things down
  • They assist in the structural role, known as protein collagen – which is located in joints, tendons and ligaments

Proteins are essential to life and it’s key that everyone consume enough of it. Even though the body can create 20 amino acids needed to make protein, 9 of those protein are essential.

Meaning they can not be created by the body and they most be in the foods you consume.


People who lack protein can develop marasmus, which is a wasting disease in which people appear skeletal.

Symbolized by fluid tension and a distended belly

Published by tezfitness

My name is Cortez Wallace. I'm from Chicago. I love food and fitness. I love helping others out. I am a certified personal trainer and a plant based chef Check out my Instagram: @tezfitness @tezthechef (plant based) My Why: I want to make a better life for myself, my family, and the world. 🌎

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