Why you should include protein rich foods in your diet?
► Since every cell in your body contains protein, protein in your diet will help your body repair cells and make new ones.
► Protein is important for growth and development during childhood and adolescence.
► Protein is absolutely essential for growth and development of the fetus during pregnancy.
► Your body uses protein to make hemoglobin.
► Proteins build your heart muscles and other muscles.
► Your immune system is made of proteins. No wonder, proteins protect you from disease.
► Out of the 22 amino acids that are required by the body to function, 13 are made by the body itself. You can get the other 9 (called essential amino acids) only through consuming protein-rich foods.