By: Samantha Sherman
All About Protiens
Proteins are the building blocks of life. Every cell in our bodies contain protein. Protein is broken down into amino acid chains. You must have protein in your body to help repair cells and make new ones. It is an important factor in the growth and development of children and teens.
If you don't eat enough protein you will become very drowsy when you shouldn't be, you take longer to recover from sickness or injury, you start to lose muscle mass, and your hair, nails, and bones will become unhealthy and weak.
If you eat too much protein you can increase your blood sugar, gain weight and even stimulate certain cancer cells.
The Different Types of Protein
These proteins contain all of the essential amino acids in the right amount.
These proteins lack one or more essential amino acid.
Complementary Proteins are two or more incomplete sources of protein that come together to provide adequate amounts of all the essential amino acids.
Mrs. Chadwick's Class Notes