PROTEINS

by owen lawrence

ABOUT PROTEINS

Proteins are very important in the body. They are made from a set of 20 amino acids. It maintains tissues in the body. The fourth group is referred to R-group. Most of they body is made from proteins.

HOW IT FUNCTIONS IN THE BODY

Proteins are most important for growth and maintenance of the body. They are one of the primary things needed to make enzymes. Different proteins give different things to the body. Antibodies defend the body from invaders. Enzymes speed chemical reactions in the body. Storage proteins store amino acids. Hormonal proteins help the body communicate. They include insulin, oxytocin, and somatotropin.

POEM

Protect body

R-group

Oxytocin

Transport proteins

Enzymes

Insulin

nutrients

Structural proteins

SOURCES OF PROTEIN

Some major sources of protein are fish, poultry, and other meats. dairy products and eggs are also good sources of protein.