Proteins are the building blocks of the human body, and they play a critical role in human health and well-being. Only 31% of protein intake is plant-based in the US compared to 80% in developing countries. Wheat (43%), rice (39%), and maize (12%) are the leading contributors.
Humans require dietary protein, which can be split into two categories: the first is composed of nutritionally indispensable amino acids like histidine, isoleucine, leucine, and lysine. The second component contains nutritionally dispensable amino acids like aspartic acid, asparagine, glutamic acid, alanine, and serine.
Excess protein consumed by the body is converted and stored in the body in the form of fat. Obesity and obesity-related ailments are a consequence.
Nutraceutical combinations of proteins have been developed, aside from natural food. Gummies containing collagen and protein are now available in natural flavors like cherry, lemon, orange, etc. These are also offered in powder format. Some of the protein products come combined with Vitamin C. Such products help older men (50 and above) meet the body’s need for collagen — essential to keep bones and cartilage healthy.
Among other products developed — and available in multiple flavors — we have vegan clear protein, low-sugar probiotic juices, lactose-free ready-to-drink nutritional supplements with casein, whey protein, vitamins, and minerals products. These are often recommended to elderly individuals and those suffering from general physical debility. Some of these are also popular sports supplements.
Nutrition facts- a guide to good health