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What can be the consequences of a protein deficiency in the body



According to the specialist, protein deficiency is accompanied by weakness, bad mood and fatigue. This is due to the lack of amino acids that a person needs for an active life and strong immunity. Protein deficiency can backfire.

The amino acids contained in the protein are involved in the formation of immune cells, in particular, this applies to antibodies that protect against coronavirus. And in general, the general well-being depends on the normal level of protein. For example, if the body lacks the amino acid tryptophan, serotonin is poorly produced, which is needed for sound sleep and good mood. The same applies to phenylalanine, an amino acid that regulates the functioning of the thyroid gland. Therefore, protein is very important in the diet.

It is found in sufficient quantities in poultry, beef, pork, eggs, cheese, cottage cheese, fish. Legumes, nuts, seeds, mushrooms, and quinoa are also rich in protein.

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