=What you need to know about proteins=
Functions of Proteins
-needed to build new cells and repair injured ones
Sources of Proteins
- -Pork Tenderloin
- -Lean Beef
Too much or too little Proteins
-When food contains the 9 essential amino acids, it is considered a complete protein.
-The word “protein” is from the Greek word proteios, which means “primary” or “holding the first place.” The term was first used in 1883.
-In 2010, 20-year-old athlete Ben Pearson tried to increase his protein intake to boost muscle development. However, no one knew he had a rare genetic disorder that prevented his body from breaking down protein. The increased protein intake increased ammonia levels in his blood that caused brain swelling and death.
R ight amount of essential amino acids are complete proteins
O ne or more proteins lack the essential amino acids
T here are 20 amino acids found in food
E xample of a complementary protein is macaroni and cheese
I ncomplete proteins lack one or more of the essential amino acids
N utrition is considered essential for 9 amino acids
S ources that aren't complete, you can get from proteins