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PROTEIN UNIVERSITY

WHAT IS "PROTEIN"?
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      • Acts as a fuel for our muscles which helps to achieve our strength, speed, endurance and other sport and general fitness goals.
      • Helps muscles to recover and repair more quickly after exercise.
      • Are macronutrients made up of small molecules called amino acids.
      • Amino acids are building blocks of protein and there are 20 naturally occurring amino acids.
      • Our body can only synthesize (itself make) 11 amino acids and rest 9 amino acids are known as Essential Amino Acids.
      • Because of different reasons where we cannot complete our required amino acids and protein diet easily we consume powdered protein such as Whey, Egg, Soya and other vegetable proteins.
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Like we have fuel made to run our cars, same way we have proteins which acts as a fuel for our muscles. Protein helps our muscles to recover and repair more quickly after exercise. And muscles are like living matters that are key to better sports and physical performance, healthy heart, weight management through 24/7 calorie burning ability, and many more health benefits.

Proteins are the macronutrients made up of small molecules called amino acids. Amino acids are building blocks of protein and there are 20 naturally occurring amino acids. Imagine it these way Amino acids are like building bricks and when they combine together in different sequence they form a house called protein.

Some amino acid names which are very commonly used include Lysine, Glutamine, and Tryptophan. Although all amino acids are important for muscle growth and maintenance, but our body can only synthesize (itself make) 11 amino acids and rest 9 amino acids are known as Essential Amino Acids [EAA]. These EAA cannot be synthesized by our body so need to be taken from external source such as high protein food. There are different food’s which contains different amino acids but any single food which provides all these 9 EAA’s are known as a complete protein.

Complete source protein also called as high quality protein includes food such as meat, poultry, fish, soya bean, milk, eggs, and cheese. Because of different reasons where we cannot complete our required amino acids and protein diet easily we consume powdered protein such as Whey, Egg, Soya and other vegetable proteins. These proteins are scientifically tested and concentrated to fulfill the same amino acids needs as required by our body for muscle repair and growth.

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