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What is Protein?

The word "protein" is derived from a Greek word meaning "of first importance." A daily supply of protein is necessary to support the body and promote or maintain many metabolic functions.

In addition to helping with weight loss, protein helps:

  • Build and repair body tissues including muscle, major organs, and collagen.
  • Keep hair, skin, bones, and nails healthy
  • Regulate body processes including digestion and metabolism
  • Form hormones, enzymes, and immune system antibodies to help your body function properly

Providing yoru body with adequate protein throughout the day as part of a balanced diet allows you to maintain good health while you lose weight!

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