Protein; the best energy producer around Olivia Gulley

Made of smaller units called amino acids, proteins provide energy for cells and perform many cellular functions.

Proteins, also known as amino acids, are 20 naturally occurring amino acids which are joined together by peptide bonds ( a chemical bond formed between two molecules when the carboxyl group of one molecule reacts with the amino group of the other molecule, releasing a molecule of water) which turns into a long chain.
The discovery of the protein structure was in the 1950's, by Linus Pauling.

"They do most of the work in cells and are required for the structure, function, and regulation of the body's tissues and organs," ( Protein is also a source of food we eat to obtain energy. Without it, you will have growth failure, loss of muscle mass, decreased immunity, weakening of the heart and respiratory system, and death.

Red meats, such as steaks, carry large sources of proteins. But watch out, it carries a very large amount of lipids and salts that are unhealthy for your body.

"Proteins in food are broken down into pieces (called amino acids) that are then used to build new proteins with specific functions, such as catalyzing chemical reactions, facilitating communication between different cells, or transporting biological molecules from here to there. When there is a shortage of fats or carbohydrates, proteins can also yield energy," (

Protein comes from foods such as fish and nuts, which is then eaten to be used for energy inside of your body. Inside of your body, your cells needs protein too. They make their protein by using ribosomes, whose job is to create protein for the cells.


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