Why are proteins named so?
In Greek, proteus means that which is of first
|Out of the major three components in diet
(carbohydrates, fat and proteins), it is proteins which build
the body and form enzymes and hormones. A deficiency of carbohydrates
may be made up by fats and vice versa, but a deficiency of proteins
cannot be compensated by any of the other dietary components.
So, of all the dietary components, proteins must
get the first priority. That's why they are named so.