Protein is a macronutrient that plays an essential role in thousands of functions within the human body. The building blocks that protein delivers, known as amino acids, are a requirement for normal and healthy development.
This means because amino acids are located in muscle, bone, ligaments, skin, hair, blood...effectively every tissue, kids need protein to thrive.
Of the 20 amino acids the body needs, it can produce 11 but the other nine must come from food. These are known as “essential” amino acids.
If your child is not getting enough protein, it can lead to more serious effects down the road. Without enough protein in their diet, a child may experience fatigue, lack of concentration, slowed growth, lowered immunity and more.
On today's episode of Life By Design I share some of the "how to's" for adding more protein into your child's diet.