Protein is a key nutrient for a healthy and balanced life

Caring for your diet means caring for the “energy” that fuels our body and gives us the strength to innovate and grow every day

As one of the world’s largest producers and exporters of animal proteins, we encourage good food choices based on moderation and balance. We compiled information on proteins, which are fundamental for a healthy life. Learn more about this versatile nutrient that performs various functions, some of which are little known.

Did you now that keratin is a kind of protein? Hemoglobin, antibodies and enzymes too. They have many functions in our body, playing a role in our reproduction and structural strength, forming the foundation of all cells in the human body and contributing to our physical and mental development.

The best thing is that proteins are also really delicious! Chicken, pork, beef and fish have high biological value and are formed by the so-called essential amino acids, which our bodies do not produce naturally. The same thing goes for other sources of animal proteins, such as milk, cheeses, yogurts and eggs.

The general recommendation is for proteins to account for 10% to 15% of you daily calorie intake. A 100-gram portion of chicken has 27 grams of protein. That makes it easy, right?

For a complete and balanced meal, there are also vegetarian sources of proteins, like soybeans, chickpeas, beans and lentils.

 

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