Complete Proteins

Jenna waters, Culinary Arts, Period 5

Complete Proteins

  • a source of protein that contains all nine essential amino acids

  • soybeans and animal products including lean meats, poultry, seafood, milk, cheese, and eggs have complete proteins.

  • Eggs have the highest concentration of complete protein

The Roles of a Complete Protein

  • Complete Proteins support growth and normal maintenance of body tissues

  • Protein intake is based on age, body size, and physical state.

  • Children need more protein per pound of body weight than adults because they grow so rapidly

interesting facts

  • Eating too much protein can be dangerous for the body. it can stress the liver and the kidneys because they have to work extra hard.

  • Insects are a cheap and sustainable source of Protein

  • Protein is essential to survive

  • Not all protein were created equal

  • You do not need as much protein than you think you do

deficiencies & symptoms of not getting enough complete protein

  • weight loss
  • thinning or brittle hair
  • ridges in nails
  • pale skin
  • skin rashes
  • general weakness
  • slow healing
  • difficulty sleeping
  • anxiety
  • headache
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