Importance of Proteins in the Organism

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Importanza delle Proteine nell’Organismo
Proteins belong together with fats and carbohydrates of the so-calledmacronutrients, or substances that must be taken abundantly every day to provide the energy necessary for all organs to function properly. The metabolic and structural processes that keep us alive need to receive proteins daily, as they are versatile molecules, fundamental for many processes that take place in the body. In particular, we recognize the power of proteins to::
  • Be part of the cell structure
  • Building and keeping all the tissues of our body active
  • Protect ourselves against disease by binding to antibodies
  • Create elements such as hormones, enzymes and hemoglobina
  • Be a great source of energy

Structure of proteins

Proteins are made up ofamino acid chains joined together by ipeptide bonds, and are divided between essential amino acids introduced with the diet and non-essential amino acids produced by the body itself and are essential for the growth and development of every human being. They are practically our bricks, and their bonds are like the mortar that holds them together. Based on the function they perform, ino, i protides they can be divided into contractile proteins useful for muscle contraction, structural such as lactin or keratin, transport proteins of membrane also calledanche carrier which facilitate the passage of substances, defense, regulators and enzymes. Protein turnover causes these molecules to break down and regenerate continuously, to go, for example, to reinforce a tissue or to build new cells. Normally about 40 grams of amino acids are degraded every day, to be replaced necessarily with as many new ones obtained from the food introduced. This number of molecules is defined protein share of wear, and our organism is not able by itself to regenerate it, since the only proteins present in the body are functional and make up about 15 of the entire body mass. Thel biological value of protein is calculated based on the ratio of the amino acids contained in protein foods, as well as their quality and quantity. So in order to obtain a correct and balanced diet, it is of fundamental importance to know the biological value of the food we bring to the table every day. Some essential amino acids (that is, not produced by the body, they have a high potential for conversion into glucose which then becomes pure energy to be used. This process is definede neoglucogenesis. They therefore contribute to raising the aforementioned biological value of proteins and are especially valuable for athletes, for patients suffering from kidney and liver diseases and for those on a diet.

Herbalife's proposal

Each of us constantly needs to draw on a protein source, and habits and lifestyle do not always allow us to be able to provide our body with the necessary amount of proteins. For thisHerbalife offers for breakfast, but also as a meal replacement,Formula 1, excellent formulation for weight control or for slimming. It is a very tasty low-calorie protein shake that provides energy and high biological value proteins, such as those contained in milk and soy.

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