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Protein
By James F. Balch, M.D. and Mark Stengler, N.D.
 
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A nitrogen-containing compound found in plant and animal foods. The body uses protein as a fuel source and to form or repair tissues, organs, and muscles. Protein comprises enzymes and hormones and is found in every cell in the body. Amino acids are the individual building blocks of protein. There are approximately twenty different amino acids.

 
 
 
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