Protein sells. You can add a “protein boost” at your local smoothie joint, tuck into a DIY or Starbucks protein bistro box, or browse the many protein bars at any convenience store.
The ubiquity of protein as a marketing tactic raises some important questions.
Is it true that more is better? Are all protein sources equal?
The answers to these questions are complex and rely on having a basic understanding of proteins.
This article is first of a two part Protein Primer series that will help you digest other articles on protein needs — at Fueled by Science and elsewhere — and make you a smarter consumer.
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