Protein deficiency is a major problem in the world. There are more than 850 million malnourished people in the world, most of them don’t have access or can’t afford meat. This can lead to serious health problems like gallstones, arthritis, and muscle deterioration, as well as heart problems. More serious cases lead to diseases like Kwashiorkor and Cachexia.
All animal-based foods including meat are complete protein sources and help build lean muscle mass. Meat provides all of the nearly two dozen different types of amino acids your body requires on a daily basis.
The three main ways that the human body uses amino acids include:
- Protein synthesis – new proteins are created constantly.
- Precursors of other compounds – a range of substances are created using amino acids, (for example, the brain chemical (neurotransmitter) serotonin and the ‘fight or flight’ chemical adrenalin).
- Energy – although carbohydrates are the body’s preferred fuel source, about 10 per cent of energy is obtained from protein.
Many children in developing countries are malnourished due to lack of meats, and protein filled vegetables. With Qurban distribution we work to provide access to these proteins and nutrients.