the basic building blocks of the body. Including protein as
a part of daily nutrition is important since our bodies are constantly
shedding old cells and using protein to build new ones to replace
them. The only cells that are not sloughed off and replenished
are nerve cells. That why protecting your brain and other
parts of your nervous system is so important; they can't be replaced!
Meat and dairy
products such as cheese and milk are important sources of protein.
Other sources of protein include legumes (like beans and peas),
vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, tofu and soy milk.
deficiency can lead to symptoms of malnutrition including
abnormal growth and development, lack of nail and hair growth and
impaired healing of wounds.