Protein is a very essential macronutrient for the human body. Protein plays a key role in our body’s growth.
Why protein is important?
Our body needs protein for energy and work. The process of producing energy in our body is heavily dependent on protein. It carries oxygen throughout the body in the blood.
Protein contributes to making antibodies and helps keep cells healthy.
Too much protein?
Too much protein is not good for health. Although protein is the building block of our body, we should be careful about the high consumption of it. Too much protein can reduce the performance of the liver and kidneys.
Does animal protein has cancer risk?
The animal protein is known as red meat. Red meat such as beef, mutton, pork, etc increases the risk of cancer.
We get protein from many different foods. Besides animals, we can also get protein from fruits and vegetables.
High protein foods
Following is a list of food that has high protein:
- Fish (sea fish tuna, cod, fillet of salmon, shrimp etc)
- Dal (all kinds of pulse)
- Seed (pumpkin seed, sesame, almond, almond, potato, pistachio.)
- All the vegetables of beans
- Swaban Pilli and Swamilk (Other countries known as Tofu.)
- Pumpkin seeds