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5 Things You Need to Know About the Protein in Nuts

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5 Things You Need to Know About the Protein in Nuts
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Protein is found in every living thing, and it is made of various amino acids. While our body can create its own supply of many amino acids, there are nine that we need to get from dietary sources. "Complete" proteins, such as meat, quinoa and soybeans, provide us with all the dietary amino acids that our bodies need, and other good sources of protein include nuts, seeds, beans, lentils and whole grains. Fruits and vegetables also provide some protein. Protein requirements vary depending on age, sex and activity level, but generally you should get 30 to 60 grams of protein a day.

5 Things You Need to Know About the Protein in Nuts
A handful of mixed nuts on a table. Photo Credit Segmed87ru/iStock/Getty Images

Protein is found in every living thing, and it is made of various amino acids. While our body can create its own supply of many amino acids, there are nine that we need to get from dietary sources. "Complete" proteins, such as meat, quinoa and soybeans, provide us with all the dietary amino acids that our bodies need, and other good sources of protein include nuts, seeds, beans, lentils and whole grains. Fruits and vegetables also provide some protein. Protein requirements vary depending on age, sex and activity level, but generally you should get 30 to 60 grams of protein a day.

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