Protein is a nutrient which contributes to the maintenance and growth of muscle mass. It is found in animal products such as meat and dairy but it can also be found in other foods, for example, in nuts and legumes.

Protein is made up of amino acids, which are organic compounds with elements of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen. Together, amino acids and proteins are the building blocks of the body.

An important part of sports nutrition is ensuring that you are getting enough protein from your diet.

Protein powders and sports supplements have become more and more popular in recent years.

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