Opinion Article - Journal of Food Technology and Preservation (2023) Volume 7, Issue 2
Fueling the human body: The benefits and risks of high-protein, high-fat diets.
Proteins are macromolecules that play a crucial role in the structure, function, and regulation of the body's tissues and organs. They are made up of smaller units called amino acids that are linked together by peptide bonds. Proteins are essential components of cells, tissues, enzymes, hormones, and other biochemical molecules that are involved in a wide range of physiological processes. Proteins are classified into different categories based on their structure, function, and source. Structural proteins are the building blocks of tissues and organs and provide strength and support to cells. Examples of structural proteins include collagen, elastin, and keratin. Enzymes are proteins that catalyze biological reactions, and they play a key role in metabolic processes such as digestion and energy production.Author(s): Seeman Robbins*