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Date:September 09, 2013

Protein

Proteins are found in meat, poultry, fish, dairy foods, beans and grains. Proteins are used by the body to form muscle, skin, hair and nails. It also provides energy and carries nutrients throughout the body, repair injuries and contracts muscle. Protein needs are usually determined by your age, body weight, and activity level. Most people eat 100 to 200 g of Protein each day, which is more Protein than is actually needed by the body. Many people eat or intake high Protein food because they think that Proteins make them grow “bigger and stronger”. Actually, these excess kcals (calories) from Proteins can be converted to Fat and stored. High Protein intake also increases fluid needs. This might result in dehydration if not met.

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