We've all heard that protein is good for our bodies, that we need to make sure our diets include enough, but we've never really looked into why. What does protein do to your body? we wondered. A deep dive into your most frequent searches reveals you've thought about it too. Why do protein shakes and bars exist? We decided to ask those very questions to Keri Glassman, MS, RD, CDN, founder of Nutritious Life, to get some real, science-backed information.
Below, she outlines exactly what protein does in your body and how your diet can help keep everything working properly, from your hormones to the growth of your hair and nails. Keep scrolling for the all the information you've been looking for.