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  • Protein is an important part of a healthy diet.
  • Proteins are made up of chemical 'building blocks' called amino acids.
  • Your body uses amino acids to build and repair muscles and bones and to make hormones and enzymes. They can also be used as an energy source.
  • You can easily meet your daily protein needs by following the Australian Dietary Guidelines.
  • Most Australians get more than enough protein from foods alone.
  • Very high protein diets are not recommended.

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Reviewed on: 12-03-2020