Proteins are an part of every organ, tissue and cell in our bodies. We are constantly breaking down and replacing these proteins so it is very important that we supply our bodies with the right nutrients.
You can find protein in:
Nuts and seeds
Milk and Milk products
Grains and some fruits and vegetables.
Other lesser-known but good sources of protein are:
Plain Greek Yogurt
Roasted Soy Nuts
Our body uses proteins (when broken down-amino acids) as building blocks. Our body can make some of these proteins but there are other Essential amino acids that we need to get through our diet. Our protein demands depend on our age, activity level and size. It is recommended that 10-35% of our calories from protein. That is about 46 g of protein for women and 56 g for men.