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Incorporating protein into your diet


Last updated 8/12/2021 at 4:21pm

Protein is found in many kinds of food.

Debi Barnett Foli

Special to the Village News

Protein is found throughout the body in virtually almost every tissue and organ. In fact, 20% of the human body is made up of protein. The building blocks of protein are amino acids which carry out many roles such as transportation of nutrients, supporting our immune system, healing and repairing of tissue, and helping remove waste.

The Institute of Medicine recommends that adults get a minimum of 8 grams of protein for every 20 pounds of body weight.² Beyond that, there's little information on the ideal amount of protein you need from your di...

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