submitted by Alex Buccino, RD, LDN, Retail Dietitian, ShopRite of Yardley
Below, are some common questions asked about protein:
- Why is protein important?
Most often protein is thought of as something that helps build muscle mass. However, protein does so much more for us than just build muscle! Protein is a critical component of every cell in our body. Your hormones, enzymes, blood, skin, hair and bones all are comprised of protein. Another important role of protein is that it is essential for building, maintaining and repairing muscles. Lastly, protein is much more likely to keep you full after eating it, which is beneficial for anyone looking to lose or maintain their weight.