On the importance of protein in the diet

Protein is an essential part of food. Just like fats and carbohydrates, they serve as a source of energy for the human body. After all, the body uses them as a material for restoring various tissues, and in addition, it produces enzymes and hormones from them that cause and regulate metabolic processes.

I must say that the proteins of various products are used differently by the human body: animal proteins are better, vegetable proteins are worse.

Among vegetable proteins, the most valuable are soy proteins (which can replace meat proteins), rice and potatoes. Although all other plant proteins, being individually not valuable enough, in combination with each other can also be used by the body instead of animals. 

As for the protein content, you should pay special attention to legumes (peas, beans, lentils), among which the first place in taste belongs to beans - it is not for nothing that it is so popular in Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan!

With a normal diet, an adult should receive at least 100 g of protein daily (at the rate of 1.5 g of protein per 1 kg of weight). It is important to keep in mind that 100 g of meat contains 16 g of protein, 100 g of fish-10 g, 100 g of milk -3.5 g, 100 g of peas, legumes and lentils-18-20 g, 100 g of bread-5-6 g, and 100 g of cereals - 7-9 g.

A long-term lack of protein in the diet leads to severe health disorders. This is why the body needs to provide a complete protein diet, which comes with mixed food (vegetables + cereals + flour products + animal proteins).