Monday, May 17, 2010

Why Should I Care About Protein?

Why? I don't know. It's one of those things that I know is good, but don't know much about why. So I did a little research. Here's a little blurb about why protein is important to kids. The whole article is really informative and down to earth, so check it out here if you want more.

You probably know you need to eat protein, but what is it? Many foods contain protein (say: pro-teen), but the best sources are beef, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy products, nuts, seeds, and legumes like black beans and lentils. Protein builds up, maintains, and replaces the tissues in your body. (Not the tissues you blow your nose in! We mean the stuff your body's made up of.) Your muscles, your organs, and your immune system are made up mostly of protein.

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