Twenty percent of the human body is prepared of protein. Protein plays a crucial role in almost all biological processes and amino acids are the building blocks of it. Large molecules composed of one or more chains of amino acids in a specific sequence determined by the base cycle of nucleotides in the DNA coding for the protein. Proteins are required for the construction, regulation and function of the body’s tissues, organs and cells. Each protein has unique functions. Proteins are vital components of skin,muscles, bones and the body as a whole. Examples of proteins include whole classes of vital molecules, among them hormones, enzymes and antibodies. Proteins are one of the three types of nutrients used as energy by the body and other two are carbohydrate and fat. Proteins and carbohydrates each provide 4 gram calories of energy, while fats produce 9 calories per gram.

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When we eat, our body used that food to get protein in order to create the amino acids that it needs. Although nearly all foods have protein some foods are better-off in some of the necessary amino acids than others. Generally, foods have to be combined so that the body get all the amino acids it needs on daily basis – that is why a different, balanced diet is necessary to us.

Protein may help prevent hunger to a degree but it does not operate alone.There are some other factors that affect hunger. Healthy fats, fiber and the volume of food all play a role. Hunger can also stimulate by hedonic signals, refers to the sight or smell of food. It takes observation and determination to notice the dissimilarity between factual hunger and hedonic hunger


Researchers found new links between a protein that controls our urge to eat and brain cells involved in the development of alcoholism. The discovery points to new possibilities for designing drugs to treat alcoholism and other addictions.