By: Mujidat Adebayo


Protein is found throughout the body—in muscle, bone, skin, hair, and virtually every other body part or tissue. It makes up the enzymes that power many chemical reactions and the hemoglobin that carries oxygen in the blood.

Major sources of protein.

Protein sources includes: grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, wheat, maize, rice, fish, red meat, eggs,and dairy products.

Lack of protein and overconsummaion of protein.

Protein malnutrition leads to the condition known as kwashiorkor. Lack of protein can cause growth failure, loss of muscle mass, decreased immunity, weakening of the heart and respiratory system, and death.

Overconsummation of protein can cause dehydration,weight gain, kidney problems, and calcium loss.

Interesting fact about protein.

1.The word protein is derived from the Greek word 'proteios' which means "primary" or "in the lead".

2.Proteins grow, maintain, and replace the tissues in our bodies.

3.There are over 20 slightly differing amino acids.

4.Complete protein that has all amino acids including essential ones are meat, poultry, fish, dairy products, eggs, and soy. Incomplete protein sources include nuts, grains, fruits, and vegetables

5.The protein contained in eggs is considered to be the highest quality protein out of all foods.

Acrostic poem.

P-roteins grows,maintain and replace tissues in our body.

R-espiratory weakness,death ,etc are effects of lack of protein.

O-ver 20 amino acids.

T-hey are required for the structure, function, and regulation of the body’s tissues and organs

E-ggs is the highest quality protein.

I-ncomplete protein includes nuts, grains,fruits and vegetables.

N-ever over consume proteins because it can cause kidney problems.