Help! I have a test on protein and I don't know a thing about it!
Here I am!
What can you tell me about protein?
Well, to start, proteins are a major component of most body tissues. Amino acids build proteins, but those can only be eaten. Things like meat, fish, dairy, and eggs have those nine amino acids in them. But, you can still have a healthy diet without meat.
Protein is essential for building, maintaining, and repairing the tissues in our body! Without protein, our muscles, organs, and immune systems wouldn't be able to maintain themselves!