Talk to a handful of people about protein and chances are you’ll hear conflicting information that can leave you with a lot of questions. How much protein should you be eating? What are the best sources of protein? Is too much protein bad for you? But it doesn’t need to be so complicated.
But first, what is protein? It’s a molecule made up of amino acids. It’s also one of three macronutrients (along with carbohydrates and fats) that you need to consume each day. Protein is required for the structure, function and regulation of the body’s tissues and organs. Read on to learn the truth behind common myths about protein.