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Proteins are among the key nutrients we need to survive and be healthy. They play an important role in the body's metabolic and digestive processes. For one thing, during the metabolic process, they break down into essential amino acids which provide the body with the energy it needs to perform tasks and necessary functions.

Protein is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood. It also helps produce essential enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals.

Here is a list of five of the top foods for obtaining proteins:

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