(HealthDay News) -- Proteins are an essential part of your diet, but it's important to choose healthy, lean proteins to keep your body going strong.
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture says benefits of healthy proteins include:
- They're rich in nutrients, including B vitamins, vitamin E, iron, zinc and magnesium.
- Proteins are the building blocks for blood, muscles, bones, skin, cartilage, hormones and enzymes, and they provide needed calories.
- B vitamins found in proteins help your body release energy, boost a healthier nervous system, create red blood cells and create new tissue.
- Iron in proteins helps the blood carry oxygen.
-- Diana Kohnle
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