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How important is protein in your diet?
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Dr. Angelica Balingit
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Extremely
Our tissues are made of protein.
Muscles, hair, joints, blood, skin are all proteins. Without protein in the diet, the body will waste away its own muscles.

In brief: Extremely
Our tissues are made of protein.
Muscles, hair, joints, blood, skin are all proteins. Without protein in the diet, the body will waste away its own muscles.
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Dr. Angelica Balingit
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Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice
In brief: Need it
Protein is needed for repair of damage cells, tissues and turnover of the hair, skin, intestines etc.
You should have at least 10% of your diet as protein- or for an adult about 1 gram of protein for every 2 pounds of weight.

In brief: Need it
Protein is needed for repair of damage cells, tissues and turnover of the hair, skin, intestines etc.
You should have at least 10% of your diet as protein- or for an adult about 1 gram of protein for every 2 pounds of weight.
Dr. Martin Fried
Dr. Martin Fried
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