All about Proteins

Updated: Jun 29, 2021

We were introduced to the concepts of Balanced Diet and Nutrition when we were in Grade 4. We know that a Balanced Diet is the foundation stone of a healthy body and mind. Our meals provide us with a variety of nutrients namely Protein, Carbohydrates, Fats, Vitamins and Minerals. Protein, Fats and Carbohydrates yield energy and are called proximate principles. Proteins carry out a number of vital functions other than providing energy. They are the building blocks of our body and are made up of amino acids that are important constituents of our tissues and cells. Our muscles, hair, skin and blood are all made up of proteins. And also they are the key components of our digestive enzymes, hormones, antibodies. So, it is crucial to include adequate amount of protein in our daily meals.

Our Requirements

The daily protein recommendation is 0.8 to 1 gram protein per kg body weight. These requirements increase during physiological conditions like pregnancy and lactation, during growth years and during infection. Also, the spotlight on protein bright