Protein is essential to all humans but the controversy over how much, how often, and how to obtain it is huge. The more you research, the more you will wonder. This seems to be a part of modern day nutrition, in general.
What is protein?
Protein is one of the 3 MACRO nutrients essential to the maintenance of a healthy, thriving body. Along with carbohydrates and fats, protein helps maintain an optimum body, especially as a building block for bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood.
Not One Size Fits All
I have been researching bone flexibility for years. Why? Because bone flexibility is the opposite of bone strength. Calcium, almost synonymous with BONE, creates bone strength, even to the extent of bone brittleness. A question that remains unresolved, but I believe extremely important, is how do we create bone growth and flexibility along with bone strength, also known as bone density?
Protein, in addition to supporting muscle growth, also supports bone growth and the elasticity to flex. Compare this to a high rise building in an earthquake. You need the building to move with the earthquake or it could be pushed off its foundation! We need our bones to have a certain level of elasticity and flex to allow for impact that comes from all aspects of movement.
Brittle Bones BREAK!
Flexible, dense bones support our bodies with proper strength and adaptability, not just rigidity. Brittle bones break! Protein helps our bones grow from the inside out, allowing new, fresh cells to produce resiliency.
An excellent article from Mind Body Green