=What you need to know about proteins=

Functions of Proteins

-supply energy to the body

-needed to build new cells and repair injured ones

Sources of Proteins

  • -Seafood
  • -Milk
  • -Cheese
  • -Yogurt
  • -Eggs
  • -Beans
  • -Pork Tenderloin
  • -Soy
  • -Lean Beef

Too much or too little Proteins

If you have excess protein intake can cause nausea and diarrhea. If you couple a high protein intake with a low-carb diet, you may also experience fatigue. If you have too little protein, you may experience: muscle loss, fatigue, low sex drive, depression, uneasiness, and anemia.

Interesting facts

-Amino Acids are chemical compounds that have special functions of the body. There are 20 amino acids found in food; of those 9 are considered essential for good nutrition.

-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.

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P roteins are another class of nutrients that supply energy to the body

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

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