Proteins are an essential part of our nutrition and our bodies can't function without them. Proteins play many important roles in the human body. Protein is providing structure and strength to cells and tissues. Our metabolism is regulated by proteins, as are hormones and the various activities they control.
Did you know that proteins are part in our every cell, tissue and organ? Protein also helps us grow, helps our immune defense system and make up collagen, the connective tissue that gives our body its shape.
What are amino acids then? Proteins are actually made of amino acids, tangled chain of amino acids with peptide bond forming between. These shapes of proteins are varying, which enable them to perform different duties in the body.
Nowadays it's "trendy" to eat lots of protein. If you go to a shop and it almost seems that no matter what product you pick, there is little text saying "extra protein added" on the side.
It's good to remember to have a balance here as well, healthy ratio is the key! if you keep your protein intake 30% of your daily calories if you are physical active and 20-25% if your activity level is rather low.
If you are confused of different kind of protein powders you can read my blog about Proteins, which should help you to survive in the jungle out there.